New Delhi: A day after a tainted top government official and his son committed suicide by hanging, their maid claimed they used to complain of harassment by CBI and had lost the “will to live”.
“They were quite worried because of the CBI inquiry. They used to be summoned every week. They used to say that they are being harassed,” the maid, Rachna, said.
Former DG Corporate Affairs B K Bansal (60) was arrested on July 16 for allegedly accepting bribe from a prominent pharma company. Three days later, his wife and daughter committed suicide.
Bansal’s body was found hanging yesterday in the same bedroom of their East Delhi residence where his wife Satyabala committed suicide, while his Yogesh took the same step in the room where his sister Neha had ended her life.
In his suicide note, Bansal wrote, “This cannot be termed as suicide. It is a murder of two ladies.”
“Bansal uncle would keep on saying that CBI murdered his wife and daughter. He would say, ‘even if I am wrong, CBI shouldn’t have tortured my wife and daughter and forced them to kill themselves’. He would often blame CBI for ruining his family,” she said.
In the wake of the allegations against its officials, CBI today constituted an internal inquiry to look into them.
“They didn’t show to the outside world that they were depressed. But since they used to treat me as a family member, they would keep saying that there is nothing left in their lives,” she said.
Rachna (16) said a day before Bansal and his son committed suicide, they were behaving “weirdly”.
“Bansal uncle had gone for CBI interrogation around 11 AM and returned around 4 PM. He told me, ‘we are going’. He said they might go for three-four days or for a longer duration to Hisar. They had even ordered South Indian food that day but didn’t eat at all,” she said.
“I was scared to go back to that house to work after the suicides of madam (Satyabala) and didi (Neha). But Bansal uncle called me and said,’everyone has left our side in this crisis’. I felt guilty about being harsh (to them) and went back to work after they returned from Hisar 15-20 days back,” she added.
Rachna, who was working at the Bansals’ residence for the last six to seven months, said yesterday when she came to work she saw the centre table missing. She ran to the bedroom and found Bansal hanging.
“When Neha didi hanged herself, she had dragged the table and the stool from the drawing room to her room. Yogesh bhaiya also did the same,” she said.