Indian Social Worker Commits Suicide in UAE After His Company Goes Bankrupt
Sandeep Vellaloor, a staff surveyor in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) emirate, took the extreme step after the transport company he owned, suffered huge financial losses.
A 35-year-old Indian social worker in the UAE took his own life by hanging from a ceiling fan in his apartment, according to media reports.
Khaleej Times reported on Dec. 9 that Sandeep Vellaloor, a staff surveyor in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) emirate, took the extreme step after the transport company he owned, suffered huge financial losses.
A father of three, Sandeep was a prominent social worker. His two roommates were not at home when he committed suicide, Khaleej Times said. According to the publication, police have started an investigation into the incident.
“After coming back from work, they found the door locked from inside, and had to break open the lock to get in. To their shock, they found him hanging from the ceiling,” PTI quoted Prasad Sreedharan, a social worker affiliated with a medical committee recently constituted by the Consulate General of India in Dubai, as saying.
Vellaloor was the general secretary of Yulan Kala Sahiti and team leader of the Friends Cricket Association, PTI reported.
“He regularly organized blood donation camps in RAK. The Ministry of Health and Prevention had honored him in 2016 with a certificate of appreciation and memento for the humanitarian act,” Sreedharan said.
“He contributed Rs. 400,000 to the family of an Indian worker who was paralyzed and then died in a road accident here in RAK in 2017,” he said.
Vellaloor stayed with two of his friends in a villa behind the RAK immigration department. He sent his family to India three years ago.
His body has been shifted to the morgue at the Ibrahim Bin Obaidulla Hospital and the repatriation process will be initiated shortly, said Nisham Noorudheen, president RAK Indian Relief Committee (IRC), the news agency reported.