Palakkad: Another BSNL staffer ends life over salary

Palakkad: Another contract empl-oyee with the BSNL has committed suicide allegedly due to non-payment of wages for the last five months.

Anilkumar, 40, of Cherukulam near Kottai here, ended his life by jumping before a speeding train on Monday evening.  

His relatives said that Anilkumar was associated with an agency named ‘Prompt System’ in Palakkad town that supplied workers to the BSNL, Bharat Broad-band Network Limited and the Income-Tax department.

He also assisted them in technical works. He worked for BSNL till July and the contract ended in August. He had not been paid dues of over Rs 21,000 for the work done, they said. Mankara police sources said that the exact reason for his death was yet to be confirmed.

“As per the details given by the contracting company, dues of over Rs 21,000 had not been paid to him. We will get the reason for the non-payment from the the BSNL officials,” a police officer said.

He is unmarried and has an ailing mother. Last week, a contract worker with the BSNL in Nilampur had committed suicide allegedly due to non-payment for the past 10 months.

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