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Truck driver sets self ablaze, dies

Vasco: A 58-year-old man, Rajan Nair from Ratnagiri-Maharashtra, died after setting himself on fire over alleged failure on the part of his company to pay him salary of the last three months.

As per Verna police, the deceased was working as a truck driver for a Delhi-based company. He was in Goa and had transported consignment of pipes at Birla-Zuarinagar.

The police said that Nair committed suicide by setting himself on fire in an open space where he had parked his truck. Verna police have recovered a suicide note written by the deceased which states the reason for the extreme step as the non-payment of salary by his company. It also says that no one else should be held responsible for his death, the police informed, adding that, the deceased sustained 100 per cent burn injuries. Police sub-inspector Shridhar Kamat is further investigating the case under the supervision of PI Harish Madkaikar.

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