N Seenivasan of Nadu Street in Kuravalur was found hanging with his knees touching the ground in a shed behind RKP brick kiln at Neppathur around 6 am on April 17, his wife S Manomani,39, said in a complaint.
In her complaint to the Thiruvenkadu police, Manonmani stated that her husband had been working at RKP brick kiln run by S Suresh Chand, 65, from Vilathida Samuthiram and his son S Siddharth, 35, for the past 27 years.
Manonmani alleged that her husband went to the kiln to settle the wage issue around 3 am on April 17. But, later she heard that that her husband committed suicide at the kiln.
Following the request of family members to inquire the mystery behind the death, Mayiladuthurai collector R Lalitha passed orders and a committee of three doctors performed postmortem on Tuesday in the presence of the revenue divisional officer (RDO), Sirkazhi. But, the family continued its protest and denied to take the body as they pressed for booking the accused for murder.