Pune: A 72-year-old man committed suicide after being harassed by four persons including money lenders and his son for not paying a loan taken by the latter. The deceased was identified as Ramdas Satav, resident of Moshi who hanged himself on Sunday at his work place, Glass Fibre Industries at Moshi.
The accused were identified as Sujit Satav, Sopan Saste and Dhanajay Saste, whereas the identity of one accused is not known. A complaint was lodged by Umesh Satav, younger son of the deceased.
According to MIDC Bhosari police, Sujit Satav, son of deceased, wanted to buy land at Narayan Gaon for which he took a loan of Rs 25 lakh from Sopan Saste and Dhananjay Saste on interest rate of 2%. However he was not able to pay back the loan and told them to take money from his father.
The police said Sopan and Dhananjay forced the deceased to sign a document stating he will pay the loan taken by his son. On Sunday, Sujit and Sopan, Dhananjay and another accused went to Moshi and assaulted the deceased and forced him to pay Rs 25 lakh.
Bhimrao Shingade, Police Inspector, MIDC Bhosari police station, said, “The accused was regularly harassed by the money lenders and his son. Irony of the situation is that his son Sujit himself used to trouble his father to pay the loan. The accused is absconding, but will be arrested soon.”