The Supreme Court has cleared a senior Maharashtra Education Department officer who was accused of abetment after a junior partner of his committed suicide.

Kishor Parashar, who worked as a clerk in the department in Aurangabad had committed suicide in August 2017, supposedly because of burden, stoppage of increment and humiliating treatment in the workplace.

Parashar’s wife in her complaint claimed that her husband was suffering mental torture as his higher officers were completing more work from her husband which required him to work from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm.

She likewise asserted that her husband would be called at odd hours and even on holidays to complete the work; that officer named Vaijnath Kondiba Khandke had stopped his salary for one month and was threatening her husband that his increment would be stopped.

Suppress the criminal body of evidence against the office, a division bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit said “As a superior officer, if some work was allocated by the applicant to the deceased, only on that count it can’t be said that there was any liable personality or criminal expectation. The exigencies of work and the circumstance may require certain activity on part of an superior. That activity just can’t be thought to be a pointer against an superior officer.”

“The fatcs in this demonstrate, there was no direct abatement and the candidates can’t have any expectation that the perished ought to confer suicide. Notwithstanding when the charged people have no such aim, on the off chance that they make circumstance causing mental pressure to drive the individual to submit suicide, they can be said to actuate the blamed to confer suicide… ..” the court additionally said.

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