BENGALURU: A 57-year-old employee of State Bank of Mysore committed suicide at his residence in Viveknagar on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Raviraj, head cashier working at the State Bank of Mysore headquarters on Kempe Gowda Road. He was a resident of Vannarpet in Vivek Nagar.
According to police, the incident occurred some time between 9.30 and 10am when his wife Revathi was at home. One of their sons, who is a software engineer, had gone to work and another son to college. After returning from his morning jog, Raviraj went into the room and hanged himself from the ceiling.
The incident came to light when Revathi noticed that her husband did not come out of his reading room to go to work. When she opened the door, she found her husband hanging.
The reason behind Raviraj’s death is yet to be ascertained.
His brother Gopalraj said, “Around 8 am, he came back from his morning jog and then prepared coffee for his children. On Tuesday night, we watched television till 11.45pm before he went to sleep.He was behaving normally then.”
Regarding rumours over Raviraj’s suspension, sources in the bank clarified that he was not suspended. “As a part of internal departmental inquiry, he was also questioned. But there was no remark against him. Three others, who were allegedly involved in cash exchange, were suspended,” they said.
“We checked with the bank officials who said that there was no allegation against Raviraj. We will take a written statement from the bank on Thursday,” said police officers who met SBM officials.
Viveknagar police have registered a case of unnatural death and investigation is on.