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NRI Teacher suicide at Osterley station after child abuse charge


London, May 18, 2008
Labh Singh Labana

NRI Savraj Powar, 43, allegedly committed suicide here by throwing himself in front of a train at at Osterley station at about 9.15am . He was hit by an east-bound Piccadilly line train.

Mr. Powara, a father of two, had been suspended from his post at the secondary school for "inappropriate conduct" facing charges of sexually abusing a female student.

Few weeks back, he was found in the car park in Isleworth, with five knife wounds to his neck but survived.

A Hounslow police spokesman said: "Officers went to the address that morning to arrest Mr Powar, but he left in a car and it was established he had fallen under a train." The station was emptied and shut for two hours.

The school was informed by local media of the death of a member of staff following an incident .The school extends its deepest sympathy to his wife and two sons.