Maharashtra, 28th April: A senior technician with Jet Airways committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Palghar district due to depression as he was suffering from cancer, police said on Saturday. Shailesh Singh (45) jumped off the terrace of his four-storeyed building in Nalasopara East on Friday afternoon, an officer said. The police said they have not found a suicide note as of yet.
A police officer said, “Singh was suffering from cancer for the last three years. He had stomach cancer. On Friday, he got discharged from the hospital. However, there was no relief from pain in his stomach. Singh was frustrated a lot due to the pain. Even after getting discharged from hospital his pain was unbearable. Doctors had suggested further chemotherapy.”
As per functionaries of Jet Airways Staff and Employees Association, however, Singh was facing “financial constraints” as employees of the grounded airline have not got salaries for a long time. “He was suffering from cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. Prima facie, it seems he was suffering from depression due to the ailment,” the officer said.