The branch manager of Punjab National Bank Hojai Branch, Mridul Das, committed suicide on Tuesday.

The branch manager, 32-year-old Mridul Das, was found hanging at his rented house in Hojai’s Gobindpally on Tuesday.

The bank official hailed from Shillong.

Talking to reporters, the officer-in-charge of Hojai police station, Gautam Kumar said, “The bank staff approached us to enquire as the manager didn’t go to the bank today and even didn’t respond to any of their calls while his house was locked.”

“Accordingly, a team of police along with some staff members of the bank visited the residence of the bank manager and he was found hanging with a cloth from the ceiling of his room,” the OC added.

He further said, “As per prima facie investigation, it seems to be a case of suicide and only after a proper investigation, we will be able to come to a conclusion.”

Meanwhile, the police have taken the deceased’s body in their custody.

The body has been sent for conducting post-mortem at Bhogeswari Phukanani Hospital in Nagaon.

“Further investigation is going on,” police said.

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