Failure to arrange Umrah pilgrimage for about 50 clients is said to have led a Hyderabadi travel agent to attempt suicide.
The travel agent, identified as Syed Nusrat Ali (60), owns Arfa Tours and Travels. He consumed sleeping pills at his Humayun Nagar office in the city and was found in an unconscious state on Sunday afternoon, reported The Times of India.
Ali who had taken Rs 2-4 lakh from each of the prospective pilgrims has been slapped with charges of cheating, Humayun Nagar inspector, S Ravindar told TOI.
According to the report, Ali was supposed to arrange tickets, lodging, food and visas by September 6 but though he took the passports of the pilgrims, he failed to get the tickets. He wasn't able to get the tickets from fellow agents either.