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Bank manager commits suicide in Siliguri

Mystery shrouds the death of a bank manager whose body was found in a lodge in Siliguri on Monday morning.

Police said that the victim, Gaynendra Kumar originally from Samastipur in Bihar, was posted at Sikkim branch of a nationalized bank. Last Monday, he was transferred to the North Bengal University branch.

On Monday, the local people found that the lodge where the victim was currently staying was locked from inside. Despite repeated knocks on the door he did not open the door and this aroused suspicion among the local people. They informed the police who reached the spot. They broke the door open and found the victim hanging from the ceiling. 

Police recovered the body and has sent it for the post mortem examination. Police have seized the mobile phone and the laptop of the victim. Some senior officials of the nationalized bank also reached the spot after knowing about the incident. Police are examining the victim’s mobile phone and the laptop.

According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the victim might have been suffering from depression due to pressure. They are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the death of the victim.

The victim’s family members told the police that he had told his family that he had been subjected to tremendous pressure. He told his elder brother over telephone about the huge work load since his transfer to Siliguri.

He also expressed his desire to leave the job if it continues like this. He also reportedly told his family members he was suffering from mental depression. Police have started an investigation into the death of the victim. 

Senior officials of the bank, however, denied that huge pressure had prompted him to commit suicide. They also termed the incident as unfortunate.
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