Tumkur district unit president of CITU Syed Mujeeb has demanded action against KSRTC depot manager who allegedly harassed a driver-cum-conductor in the Pavagada depot following which the latter attempted suicide by consuming pesticide.

He said that the driver-cum-conductor, Jayaprakash (40), was being harassed allegedly by the depot manager by not giving him leave, imposing extra work and abusing him.

Jayaprakash had taken two days leave and returned to duty on Tuesday (December 11) but the depot manager refused to give him work, he said. Then Jayaprakash consumed pesticide in the depot on Tuesday, Mr. Mujeeb said. He was now in the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Tumkur city, he added.

He demanded that the Divisional Controller of KSRTC conduct an inquiry into the incident.