Co-worker transferred after departmental probe over suicide of RTO staffer in Wayanad


Deceased Sindhu

Mananthavady: Allegations on bribery at Sub-Regional Transport Office (RTO) here that spiralled after the suicide of differently-abled senior clerk Sindhu have now resulted in the transfer of an official following a departmental probe.

Transport commissioner MR Ajith Kumar has issued an order transferring office superintend Ajithakumari to Kozhikode RT Office.

It was on April 6 that Sindhu was found dead at her house. Soon after, the deceased’s brother had come up with allegations against her colleagues. His revelations grabbed attention as police were clueless about the motive behind the suicide. According to Sindhu’s brother Noble, she faced alienation from colleagues for not cooperating with bribery happening in the office. Meanwhile, Police had recovered Sindhu’s diary scribblings detailing events at the office. Ajithakumari was named in it, and MVD sent her on leave.

After that, deputy transport commissioner R Rajeev conducted an inquiry over the suicide and submitted the report to transport commissioner on April 12. Following this comes the transfer order.

Reportedly, in the wake of bribery allegations, joint transport commissioner AK Sasikumar will visit RT offices and sub-regional transport offices in Wayanad district.

Notably, the minister concerned and transport commissioner were under pressure over bribery allegations in RT offices. The duo ordered for the probe when the matter escalated.

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