UTTARAKHAND: Following a major controversy over the making of Maggi noodles, the State High Court banned the sale and production of the 2-minute noodles for 90 days. In a tragic series of events, 32-year-old contract worker at Nestle India reportedly committed suicide here in Ridrapur. (Also Read: 8 reasons why you should not eat Maggi)

Originally from Bareily, Uttar Pradesh, Lalta Prasad was working at the plant for past two years, sources informed. (Also Read: Trouble mounts for Nestle. Live worms found in Cerelac baby food)

According to the reports, Prasad was under tremendous stress after he, along with other 1, 100 other contract workers were asked to leave post the recent Maggi controversy that was triggered after an excessive amount of MSG and Lead were found in the popular snack. (Also Read: After Maggi, 5 things that should be immediately banned)

Senior Superintendent of Police, US Nagar District, NA Bharne was quoted in a media report saying, “The wife of the worker came to know about Prasad’s suicide after he did not open the door of his room on Monday. His body was hanging from a fan.”

However, investigations are already on to confirm the exact reason of the suicide. 

Prasad, who found hanging with a fan at his residence this week, is survived by his wife and two children.

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