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Sixth Saradha investor commits suicide in Bengal

May 03, 2013 19:49 IST

In the sixth case of suicide in connection with the collapsed chit fund company Saradha, a depositor, who had invested his money in the scam-ridden company on Friday committed suicide in South 24 Parganas district.

Ranjit Pramanik, 18, who had invested his money in the scam-ridden company committed suicide by consuming poison at Thakurchawk in Joynagar area of South 24 Parganas district, police sources said.

Earlier 50-year-old Urmila Pramanik, a resident of Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district, who had invested Rs 30,000 in the Saradah group had set herself on fire on April 20 and succumbed to her injuries on April 21 in ChittaranjanHospital after the Saradha group went bust.

Swapan Kumar Biswas, 36, a money collection agent of the Saradha group who had deposited Rs 4 lakh from his personal savings in the scam-ridden company was found hanging from the ceiling of his house at Balrampur in Purulia district on April 27.

Three agents of the Saradha group in South 24 Parganas district had also committed suicide at Mathurapur, DiamondHarbour and Falta after the scam-ridden company went bust.

Photograph courtesy: Saradha group

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