A 40-year-old municipal corporation worker in Bengaluru ended his life by committing suicide after he was not paid his work salary for the past 6 months, the family has alleged. The deceased, identified as Subramani, who was a loyal sanitation worker at Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the past 15 years.
The victim’s relatives criticized BBMP’s Health Inspector as well as Assistant Executive Engineer, Solid Waste Management, regarding the non-payment of his dues from the past six months.
Subramani wrote a note before his death as he had specifically mentioned that he did not have money to afford food for his family. He had been asking BBMP for a release of his pending dues but no one was bothered to listen to his pleas.
Things had gone from bad to worse when there was no money. Subramani’s wife is Kavita. Their 2 kids aged 10 and 7 had to drop out of school in June as their father couldn’t afford to pay the school fees.
“He was dejected as our two children had recently discontinued school owing to not being able to pay fees of Rs 6,000,” said Kavita, who works as a homemaker. After Subramani’s death, the sanitation workers protested at the BBMP office demanding the release of their dues.