Suffering loss in business and owing huge debts forced a 40-year-old businessman to commit suicide inside his flat in Assotech society, located in Greater Noida's Zeta 1 sector on Monday. However, police did not find any suicide note from the spot.
According to police, the deceased has been identified as Ravindra Malik, a native of Panipat district in Haryana. Cops said that Malik, owner of a polythene bags manufacturing company in Ecotech-III sector of Greater Noida, was living in flat number ST-013 along with his family. However, he was alone at his house when he committed suicide.
Police added the body was first spotted by Malik’s wife and his father-in-law.
“A police control room (PCR) call was received around 8:50 am by Malik’s wife who returned home from Panipat along with her father. As she came back home, she found the door locked from inside. Even after making repeated attempts when no one responded, she alerted the security guards of the society. The guards broke open the door and found Malik hanging with the ceiling fan inside his room. Immediately they alerted police and a team rushed to the spot,” said Jitendra Kumar Tripathi, station in-charge of Industrial area police station in Surajpur.
"Malik took this extreme step under depression," police further said.
"As of now, we have not received any complaint regarding the incident. The body has been handed over to the family after getting the post-mortem done,” added Tripathi.
The deceased Malik is survived by his wife and two teenaged children.