BBMP contractor commits suicide as Palike fails to clear his bills

Submitted by Rashmi on Fri, 2016-12-02 15:58 Bengaluru: Upset over the apathy of the BBMP officials in clearing his pending bills, Maregowda (42), a BBMP contractor allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at his residence in Vijayanagar on Thursday. The Palike was supposed to pay him Rs 50 lakh as Maregowda provided private vehicles to BBMP office work on lease basis, it is learnt. According to sources, Mareogwda had approached the BBMP officials several times urging them to clear his bills but in vain. Unable to bear the mounting debts, Maregowda – it is said – took the extreme step. A complaint has been lodged at the Magadi police station against the BBMP finance department. The  deceased is survived by wife and one daughter.