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State Bank personnel commits suicide after false report implicates him in note exchange racket

A cashier of a nationalised bank allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Viveknagar of east Bengaluru.

According to the local police the victim has been identified as Raviraj N Govindaswamy, an employee of State Bank of Mysore. Police have found no suicide note.

However, family members said that the victim was upset after local TV channels showed him under scanner for conversion of scrapped notes with new new legal tenders.

One of the family members said that the channel had reported about an internal inquiry was on against Raviraj and his colleagues over currency conversion. A few channels even reported that CBI has filed a case against him.

The Viveknagar police quoted that a senior State Bank of Mysore officer said that Raviraj faced no allegations of irregularities.

Family members said he was shy in nature and spoke little. He was in depression after false TV reports.

His colleague expressed shock over the incident. His colleagues said he was working with the bank for last 25years.

Indian Prime Minister on November 8 had announced scrapping of Rs500 and Rs1000 notes. Since demonetization several bank officials have been arrested for exchanging scrap note for new.

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