103rd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra2000641080828671 Tamil Nadu107001605921450 Delhi97200682563004 Gujarat35398254141926 Uttar Pradesh2655418154773 Telangana2231211537288 Karnataka215499246335 West Bengal2123114166736 Rajasthan1975615663453 Andhra Pradesh186978422232 Haryana1669012493260 Madhya Pradesh1460411234598 Bihar11860876590 Assam11002674414 Odisha9070622446 Jammu and Kashmir82465143127 Punjab61094306162 Kerala5205304826 Chhatisgarh3161252614 Uttarakhand3093250242 Jharkhand2739203514 Goa16848256 Tripura155812021 Manipur13256670 Himachal Pradesh104871510 Puducherry94644814 Nagaland5782280 Chandigarh4663956 Arunachal Pradesh252751 Mizoram1601230 Sikkim101520 Meghalaya50421
Nation Other News 19 Aug 2016 Maha official denied ...

Maha official denied leave after panic call from home; ailing son commits suicide

PTI
Published Aug 19, 2016, 9:24 am IST
Updated Aug 19, 2016, 9:25 am IST
The official's son had said unless his father came home to Navi Mumbai right away, he would end his life.
Sources in the state Agriculture Department said on the afternoon of August 12, Ghadge got a panic call from his son. (Representational Image)
 Sources in the state Agriculture Department said on the afternoon of August 12, Ghadge got a panic call from his son. (Representational Image)

Mumbai: A senior bureaucrat in Maharashtra lost his ailing son after he was denied leave from work to go home and attend to him. After making several frantic phone calls, his 23-year-old son, who was suffering from depression, committed suicide. The Maharashtra government has now ordered an inquiry into the matter.

Sources in the state Agriculture Department said on the afternoon of August 12, Ghadge got a panic call from his son. The young man said unless his father came home to Navi Mumbai right away, he would end his life.

 

Ghadge had requested Additional Chief Secretary Bhagwan Sahay to let him go home early. But Sahay had turned down the request, sources said.

A distraught Ghadge was "virtually on his knees" as he got a second frantic call from his son. He once again approached Sahay, but his pleas fell on deaf ears, the source said.

"At the end of the day, Ghadge's worst fears came true as he got the news from his home that his son had committed suicide," he added.

As the incident sparked outrage in the department, with officials staging a demonstration, Agriculture minister Pandurang Phundkar said he has ordered a departmental inquiry.

"I have spoken to Ghadge and also asked state Chief Secretary to order an inquiry into the incident," Phundkar said.

Ghadge's son has been cremated at the family's village in Solapur. Sources in the department said Ghadge is contemplating Voluntary Retirement.

Sahay refused to comment on the matter.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT