Kingfisher employees, suicide, protests haunt Vijay Mallya

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New Delhi, Oct 9: Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya might have been experiencing one of the toughest time as ruckus over Kingfisher Airlines, protests by its employees, strikes continue to haunt the 'King of Good Times'. However, with the pace of time, "good times" has gone away from him.

If sources are to be believed then National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday, Oct 9 would send a legal notice to Mr Mallya regarding the suicide case of the wife of an employee of the national carrier.

NHRC has already granted a plea against Mr Mallya demanding a case to start against the 56-year-old chairman of the UB Group. 45-year-old Sushmita, wife of Kingfisher store manager Manas Chakravarti, committed suicide on Thursday, Oct 4. In her suicide note, Sushmita wrote, "My husband works with Kingfisher where they have not paid him salary for the last six months. We are in acute financial crisis and so I am committing suicide."

Sushmita also mentioned that no one was responsible for her death and feared that the company might close down soon. The case will definitely enhance Mr Mallya's owes as the carrier company has already been suffering over financial crisis and pilots and engineers strike.

Meanwhile, Kingfisher employees announced that they would hold a protest march from Indian Gate to Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Tuesday. Reiterating their demand over salary and other facilities, the employees are expected to participate in the march as employee-management deadlock continues.

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Sunday, Oct 7 reiterated that the crisis-ridden Kingfisher Airlines would have to satisfy aviation regulator DGCA on all aspects including safety and issue of non-payment of salaries to its employees in reply to the show-cause notice.

"DGCA has served a show-cause notice to Kingfisher to reply within 15-days... They (Kingfisher) have to come out with concrete plans on (how they are) arranging the finance and how it will pay salaries of employees and make other arrangements to run the airline," Singh said on the sidelines of an event.

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