An Indian teacher allegedly committed suicide at his apartment in the UAE, media reported. Antony Benjamin, who hailed from Jaipur, India was a qualified educationist with Diploma in Phonetics from London and a Masters in English from Delhi University.
Khaleej Times reported, Benjamin was found dead in his apartment days after he stopped reporting for work. The reason behind his suicide is still not revealed by the Dubai police. Benjamin is survived by a daughter who lives in India.
His office said that, “He was working normally in our institute until the last weekend and he had applied for leave for next Monday.”
“Sunday was a public holiday and we did not notice his absence from work until Thursday,” said an official.
The official of the educational institution, said that, “Sunday (December 11) was a national holiday in the UAE. He had applied for leave for Monday, which was approved.”
“He did not report to work on Tuesday and Wednesday. He has been a faculty here for four years,” the colleague said.
According to the institution representative, “We are proceeding with completing the formalities with Dubai Police before repatriating the body. Our senior officials are travelling and once they come back, we will have a condolence meeting.”