A 28-year-old man allegedly committed suicide as he was embarrassed over being beaten by employees at a TASMAC bar in Velappanchavadi and booked by police for drunken behaviour.
The police said the incident at the TASMAC bar took place on last Thursday when Kalyana Krishnan, a resident of Thambusami Nagar 1 in Thiruverkadu, hosted a party celebrating his birthday for his friends, Prasad and Aravindan. “Few youths on the adjacent table had an argument with a waiter and slipped away. The waiter gathered his co-workers and assaulted Krishnan and his friends assuming the three were part of the group that created a ruckus,” said Singaravelu, Krishnan’s uncle.
He said the bar employees pulled downed the shutter, tied up Krishnan’s hands and brutally assaulted him after forcing him to kneel on the floor. “They then handed Krishnan and his friends to the Thiruverkadu police who stated they had misbehaved in an inebriated state and booked cases. They were later released on bail,” Singaravelu said.
Kalyana Krishnan who was had completed B.Com was working as a storekeeper at a private firm in Oragadam for a short while.
On Saturday night, Krishnan committed suicide by hanging himself in his house after being visibly upset in the days before. Family members, who were perplexed over his extreme step, were informed about the events that had transpired, by Krishnan’s friends who came for the funeral on Sunday afternoon.
On Monday, members of his family gathered outside the office of the assistant commissioner of police in Poonamallee demanding action against the bar staff and personnel of the Thiruverkadu police station. “The policemen did not assault Krishnan or his friends but sent them away with a warning. We had talks with the family members and will take necessary action after a thorough probe,” said D. Mahesh Kumar, deputy commissioner of police, Ambattur.