A senior BJP leader in Assam’s Lakhimpur has allegedly committed suicide following a financial crisis he faced due to alleged non-payment of bills by the state government relating to various works he undertook during COVID-19 lockdown. 

BJP worker Mithuranjan Das “committed suicide” by hanging himself at his residence at Laluk in Lakhimpur district of Assam on Monday. 

Das left behind a three-page “suicide note” wherein he blamed the Assam government for his financial crisis. 

He allegedly had to receive Rs 20 lakhs for a road construction work.  

Also read: Assam: Arms smuggling racket busted in Karimganj 

The debt-ridden BJP leader in his “suicide note” also alleged that a cheque of Rs 10 lakh that he received as partial payment of the road construction work got bounced in the bank. 

Moreover, Mithuranjan Das had also supplied essentials in a COVID Care Centre payment of which was also due. 

He allegedly had to receive Rs 17 lakhs from the Assam government for supplying essentials to the COVID Care Centre. 

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com