2 directors of firm booked over manager’s suicide

Two directors of an electrical solutions company along with two women have been booked for driving a project manager to suicide earlier this week. 

Sridhar, 49, a project manager at AFTL, was found dead in his BTM Layout home on March 19. He had reportedly hanged himself from the ceiling fan of his bedroom. His wife found a purported death note, which blamed two directors of AFTL — Puttaswamy Gowda and Shasikala — along with two other women identified as Mangala and Geetha. 

Sridhar’s wife filed a police complaint. Sridhar had been working on an Rs 8-crore contract given by Mangalore Electricity Supply Company. He worked out of Bengaluru, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga. AFTL is said to have promised him 1% of the contract amount but backtracked later. 

To make matters worse, Mangala and Geetha refused to repay a loan of Rs 12 lakh that they had taken from Sridhar some time ago. With his financial condition in dire straits, Sridhar slipped into depression. Police said they were looking into all the documents to verify the claims of both Shridhar and the company’s directors. No arrests have been made. 

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