Jet Airways Employee Commits Suicide in Maharashtra

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New Delhi, April 27: A 43-year-old Jet Airways employee who was suffering from cancer for the past three years, allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the roof of his apartment in Maharashtra’s Palghar district on Saturday.

Body gas been sent for post-mortem, further investigation is underway.

Shailesh Singh, 45, jumped off the terrace of his four-storeyed building in Nalasopara East on Friday afternoon, an official said.
He was a senior technician with Jet Airways and allegedly committed suicide due to depression as he was suffering from cancer, police said Saturday.

Staff of now grounded Jet Airways are facing uncertainty over extension of their group Mediclaim provided by the company.

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. Prime facie, it seems he was suffering from depression due to the ailment,” the police official added.

This has added to their woes as many employees depend on corporate mediclaim for treatment of life-threatening diseases such as cancer in the family.

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