Mandya: A sweeper from Karnataka allegedly ended his life on Tuesday, months after he was forced to clean a manhole with bare hands. The man, who worked with the Maddur town municipality, allegedly hanged himself to death and left behind a suicide note. The deceased was identified as Narayana. Narayana alleged that he was harassed by top officials to confirm that he entered the manhole without any safety gear on his own will. On November 2, Narayana was allegedly forced to clean a manhole without any safety gear. The officials were subjected to flak after the incident made headlines. An inquiry was also ordered against the officials and CMC officials and CMC president Sureshkumar. The officials allegedly harassed the sweeper, forcing him to take responsibility for the incident, The Times of India reported. As per Narayana's colleagues, the officials stopped paying his salary and suspended him for petty reasons. After the autopsy, Narayana's body was taken before the city municipal council where sweepers staged a protest, alleging apathy by officials. Karnataka Urban Local Bodies' Outsource Employees Union (KULBEOU) said, "Had the authorities taken swift legal action against those erring officers and the CMC president, Narayana would have been alive. "Narayana also mentioned the name of chief officer Murugesh and health inspector Ghasi Khan in his suicide note. After the incident, a case under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was registered. The sweepers in Madya also threatened to go on a strike on Friday to demand justice for Narayana.