Kumar Rajiv Nayan
Ara : Branch Manager (BM), Central Co-operative Bank, Charpokhari branch, Uma Shankar Singh, who had tried to commit suicide by setting himself ablaze at his office on December 30, 2016, died at Patna on January 1, 2017, evening during treatment.
Uma Shankar Singh of Pitaro village under Agiaw Police Station in Bhojpur district was posted as Branch Manager, Central Co-operative Bank, at Chanrpokhari but he lived in a rented house at Piro with his family. He tried to kill himself by consuming poison on December 30 at his office. When he failed in his first attempt, he sprinkled kerosene and set himself ablaze at his office.
Seeing fire in the office, other staffs rushed and found the BM had suffered serious burn injuries. They immediately rushed him to Ara Sadar Hospital but the doctor there referred him to Patna Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on January 1 evening. Family dispute is said to be cause behind the incident. He was to retire from service in last week of January this year.