On Wednesday around 12 noon, a forest assistant committed suicide by hanging himself on the pretext of calling the anti-corruption department for an investigation in Gaymukh forest of Tumsar taluk. The deceased has been identified as Ajabrao Sitaram Lohare (52, Res. Persodi, G. Umred, District Nagpur).
Lohare was working as a field assistant at Bhitpur beat under Landjeri forest zone of Tumsar taluk. He left home to go to duty on Wednesday morning. However, his body was found hanging from a khaira tree in Gayamukh forest.
The incident was reported to the forest department and his family members. Andhalgaon police reached the spot and conducted panchanama. Meanwhile, on August 29, the father was called to the Bhandara Anti-Corruption Directorate office for questioning. Lohar’s son Manish, in a complaint lodged with Andhalgaon police station, said that he committed suicide out of shock. Additional investigation is being conducted by Assistant Police Inspector Suresh Mattami.