In Ujjain, a tragic incident unfolded as a 32-year-old bank officer took his own life. Before his demise, he made a distressing call to his sister, revealing that he had ingested poison. Rushed to the hospital, his life could not be saved. The officer had tied the knot just a year and a half ago and had recently welcomed a son into the world, a mere 25 days prior. Blaming the bank management, his relatives asserted that the overwhelming work pressure had driven him into a state of depression.
Himanshu Rathore, aged 32, resided in Nanakheda of the Vrindavan Dham police station area. He served as the deputy manager at Yes Bank’s Freeganj branch. On Wednesday evening, Himanshu contacted his younger sister, Himani, to disclose his grim act of consuming poison. He sent bank-related information through WhatsApp before the call abruptly ended. Concerned, Himani promptly informed Himanshu’s friends, who tracked his location and brought him home. Urgently admitted to the hospital, he eventually succumbed to his injuries. The following day, after a postmortem examination, his body was entrusted to his grieving family.
Himanshu held a deep affection for his younger sister, Himani. He had shared vital banking details with her via WhatsApp, outlining the contents of his accounts. In the message, he disclosed a sum of 4.5 lakhs in his Axis Bank account, along with a demat account holding three lakh shares. Additionally, he possessed two policies and had balances of 12 thousand rupees in both Kotak and LIC, as well as Yes Bank.
Pawan Rathore, Himanshu’s brother, revealed that a month and a half ago, Himanshu left Kotak Mahindra Bank to embark on a new job. Unfortunately, the new position imposed substantial work pressure, which he conveyed to his family and friends. His mounting stress had plunged him into a depressive state over the past five days. Himanshu had also taken a loan of 16 lakhs from the bank to construct an additional floor in his house, and its installments were looming. Their father, an employee in the collectorate, would retire in two years, while his younger sister, Himani, worked as a teacher in a private school.
One of Himanshu’s friends, Rituraj, disclosed that a friend had confided in them about Himanshu’s despondency after starting the new job. Despite receiving offers from HDFC and YES Bank upon leaving Kotak Mahindra, he chose the latter due to its higher salary. Subsequently, Himanshu became a father at the beginning of May, and it was around this time that the bankers began piling on the work pressure. Himanshu would confide in his friends, expressing that the bankers had given him an ultimatum to work for another month before terminating his employment. This distressing prospect plunged him into depression, despite his friends introducing him to individuals contentedly working on a 20 thousand salary.
Rituraj further revealed that Himanshu had been living under intensifying stress over the past week. He expressed concerns about repaying the loan if the bankers dismissed him and declared that he would rather die. Nevertheless, Himanshu’s father reassured him a couple of days prior, assuring him not to worry about the EMI as he would take care of it. Two days ago, Rituraj attempted to reason with Himanshu, but Himanshu’s mother informed him that lately, Himanshu had been making distressing remarks about death, contemplating whether one or two bullets would be sufficient. In an effort to uplift his spirits, Rituraj took Him