In yet another case of committing suicide over depression, a 30-year-old man suffering from depression over not getting a job killed himself by jumping off the Mayur Vihar flyover in east Delhi, the police said on Sunday. Saurabh, a native of Bhojpuri in Bihar, was staying at New Ashok Nagar, they said. He had completed his Bachelor of Technology degree from a university in Bihar, they added.
The Mayur Vihar police station was informed at around 9 am regarding the incident following which they rushed to the spot, a senior official said. Saurabh was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead, he said.
The officer said they have recovered a diary from the residence of Saurabh wherein he had written that he was frustrated over not getting a job. The content of the dairy showed that he was depressed over being unemployed, he added.
Investigations revealed that the deceased had shifted to Delhi just two-and-a-half-months ago and was looking for a job, the officer said. The body has been handed over to the family after a post-mortem examination, police said.
On Saturday as well, 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.