'Depressed' Indian Engineering Services officer commits suicide in Delhi

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 February 2019, 12:29 PM
During the interrogation, his flatmates told police that he was suffering from depression. (Representational image)
During the interrogation, his flatmates told police that he was suffering from depression. (Representational image)

A 25-year-old Indian Engineering Services (IES) officer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his room on Saturday in southwest Delhi's Munirka area. He was reportedly suffering from depression. According to a news agency PTI, the officer was identified as Pranav Tiwari, from the Rewa district in Madhya Pradesh. Reportedly, Tiwari was living with his three batchmates, who went by the names Dheeraj Pandey, Devender Patel and Vivek. 

On Saturday evening, Pandey and Patel had gone to Saket Mall and Vivek had left for his native place. However, Pranav was alone at the flat. The police said that when Pandey and Patel returned home around 9 pm, they found the door locked from inside. They arranged a ladder and climbed up from the balcony and saw Tiwari hanging from the ceiling. He was then taken down and rushed to the nearby Fortis Hospital. 

The hospital staff declared him brought dead on arrival. However, no external injury was found on the body, the police said as quoted PTI. During the interrogation, his flatmates told police that he was suffering from depression. The case is under investigation. 

Depression is seen as a major reason for people giving up on their lives. Last week, a 21-year-old student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the seven-storey hostel building on the campus. Initially, it was believed Anirudhya of Secunderabad had fallen off the building by accident while talking over the mobile phone, the police said. Later, an enquiry revealed the incident, which occurred early Thursday, was suicide as the student had mailed his friends that he was ending his life as he had been depressed, they said.

His mail said he had contemplated taking the extreme step last week, the police said. In his mail, Anirudhya had said, “The decision to end my life is purely logical, based on my estimation of what the future contains. Life holds no intrigue anymore and the daily grind is becoming more difficult with time.”

First Published: Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:29 PM
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