Thane builder's suicide: Suraj Parmar had planned suicide by crashing car
Suraj Parmar, the Thane builder who shot himself on October 7, had originally intended to commit suicide in a car crash, his diary revealed. His death brought to light the corruption and red tape that plagues the city’s real estate sector, and it was to generate this kind of awareness that he decided upon a more dramatic suicide.
A file pic of Suraj Parmar
Parmar’s diary was found in his car, in which he wrote, “I was supposed to kill myself in an accident. But I thought, if I die like this, how will the problems come to the knowledge of the government; so taking the option of suicide.”
After his death, it was discovered that he was depressed and under great strain as his projects were being stalled for permissions. He had also named four corporators who allegedly tried to extort benefits from him, but scratched out their names later.
The diary entry stated: “I failed sir, I now understand, I should have bribed politicians for completion of projects on time. I stood firm when politicians like (names scratched out) were harassing me for bribes, but now feel I did a mistake by not filling their pockets. (Deleted names as they will become enemy to my family.)”
On the basis of this, the police then charged corporators Vikrant Chavan, Hanumant Jagdale, Najeeb Mulla and Sudhakar Chavan for harassing him and abetting his suicide.
“My partners and family were totally relying on me blindly and really everything was done by silly mistake and stupidity. Our lawyer didn’t guide properly and done huge mistake.”
To his wife: “Dear Jaanu, I am really fed up of the system and if I didn’t do this I would have died due to BP, heart attack, etc…I don’t want to die as a coward but shall awaken the government.”
To his friends: “You all stood by me in my bad times. God gave us the opportunity to come up and we had good days, but really yaaro tumhara dost aur face nahin kar sakta. Tumhare bina upar maja nahin aayega.”