Pune: A 56-year-old employee of the civic body was found hanging on the premises of the Gadikhana municipal dispensary near Mahatma Phule Mandai on Wednesday morning.
The Khadak police registered a case of accidental death later in the day. The deceased employee of the Pune municipal corporation (PMC) was identified as Vijayanand Trimbak Tandale (55) of Kirkatwadi on Sinhagad Road. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
The incident occurred sometime around 10.30am, when no one was present on the first floor of the dispensary. The police received the emergency call at 10.55am.
Sub-inspector Sanjay Pandhare of the Khadak police said, “Tandale was found hanging in a room on the first floor of the dispensary. He hanged himself to a hook using a nylon rope. It is a case of suicide. He was a helper in the dispensary.”
Pandhare said, “We searched the room and found a suicide note. Tandale stated in the note that he had a financial dispute with his friend and the latter was troubling him over it. He claimed that his friend harassed him in the last few days.”
The police would verify the allegation, the sub-inspector said.