Mounting debts led to cricketer Chandrashekar’s suicide

Chennai: Former national selector and India and Tamilnadu cricketer VB Chandrashekar, passed away in the city after he committed suicide at his residence at Mylapore yesterday. The death of the cricketer has shocked the sports fraternity.

The Mylapore police have registered a case under 174 CrPc confirming that it was a case of suicide.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the cricketer was upset over the losses he incurred with his Tamilnadu Premier League team, VB Kanchi Veerans.

Inspector of Police, Mylapore, and investigating officer in the case, Senthil Murugan, said, “It was a suicide, which is why we sent the body to Government Royapettah Hospital for post mortem. The family knew about the issue. Chandrasekhar’s Kanchi Veerans team fared badly against other corporate teams. He ran into debts to the tune of Rs 3 crore. He was not one to openly discuss such problems.”

A month ago, he had received a notice from the bank. He had mortgaged his house to repay the money.

A resident of East Abhiramapuram, Chandrasekhar had spent time with his family till 5.45 pm yesterday after he went to his room and did not come out for a long time. When his wife’s knocks on the door went unanswered, she called her neighbours to break open the door and found him dead. Further inquiries will be made by the police after the post mortem.

NT Bureau