RAJKOT: Raju Parmar, member of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes ( NCSC), was in the city on Saturday to take stock of the investigation in the case of Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) employee Ashok Chavda's suicide case.
After meeting Chavda's family members, Parmar held a meeting at the circuit house with top officials of police, district administration and RMC which included district collector Rajendra Kumar, city police commissioner H P Singh and RMC commissioner Ajay Bhadu.
"Parmar questioned the officials about non-initiation of investigation against the accused in the case. He stated that though the accused - city engineer Chirag Pandya, deputy engineer Jayendra Zala and additional engineer A M Kanzariya - had obtained a stay on their arrest from the high court, no court has given an order against investigation in this case. Why has there been no probe so far in this case? he asked and demanded immediate investigation against the three accused," said an official from the district administration.
Chavda, 43, a class IV employee in RMC's drainage department, had ended his life on July 5 in a hotel in Ahmedabad. He had left behind a suicide note accusing the three engineers for torturing him mentally.
Chavda, who went missing from his house at Sarkari Karmachari Society on July 2, was found hanging from the ceiling of his room in a hotel in Ahmedabad. He named city engineer Chirag Pandya, deputy engineer Jayendra Zala and additional engineer A M Kanzariya for harassing him at the workplace.
[Courtesy: TOI, July 28, 2012]