A senior technician with Jet Airways allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Palghar district due to depression as he was suffering from cancer, police said on Saturday. Shailesh Singh, 45, jumped off the terrace of his four-storeyed building in Nalasopara East on Friday afternoon, an official said.
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.
It was the first suicide of an employee since the airline suspended operations, these functionaries claimed.