Dubai, Oct 29 (UNI) An office boy of Indian origin working for a private firm tried to commit suicide after his colleagues played a prank on him and said he will not get his salary.
The prank turned into a tragedy as the boy who had been employed only for 15 days got so upset that he slashed his wrist with a knife. He lost consciousness and was admitted to Rashid hospital here yesterday.
One of the victim's friends said their company usually paid the salaries of the employees on the third of each month, Gulf News reported.
However, the boy was oblivious of the fact anf his colleagues enjoyed the ''game'' and teased him on and on.
The office boy panicked and even tried to meet the manager to check if he would be paid or not.
One of his colleagues said he disappeared in the afternoon. They searched for him everywhere and later found him in a room in the office bleeding and added that he had lost consciousness.
An official of the company said the Indian office boy, who was not named, will be deported and his visa cancelled once he is discharged.