Techie jumps to death from hotel building

Sakal Times
Thursday, 13 July 2017

The police found a suicide note in the hotel room 1407 where Gopikrishna was staying and it mentioned that he is taking the extreme step as he was scared that he would not be able to take care of his family

Pune: A 25-year-old Information Technology (IT) engineer working in a city-based private multinational company allegedly committed suicide by jumping off from the fourth floor of a hotel in Viman Nagar in the early hours of Wednesday.

As per the Viman Nagar police, the deceased was identified as Gopikrishna Goda, who hails from Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh and is survived by his parents and a sister. The police said at 1.40 am they received a call from Fortune Hotel in Viman Nagar, about a youth jumping off from their hotel. After the police reached the spot they rushed Gopikrishna in an ambulance to a hospital but he could not survive.

The police found a suicide note in the hotel room 1407 where Gopikrishna was staying and it mentioned that he is taking the extreme step as he was scared that he would not be able to take care of his family.

“In IT there is no job security. I am worried a lot about my family,” the suicide note stated.

The suicide note also stated that no one should be held responsible for his death.

The police said Gopikrishna started working for the MNC on July 9 and the company had made arrangements for him at the hotel which is located opposite the company office. Police Inspector V Sonde of Viman Nagar police station said that before jumping off the building, Gopikrishna tried to cut his hands and there were eight injury marks on his left hand. “There was already a lot of blood loss before he jumped off the hotel building,” added Sonde.

Arun Verma, Operations Manager of the hotel said the security guards of the hotel alerted the police about the incident and Gopikrishna was rushed to a hospital but he later died.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepak Sakore said that the police are in the process of investigating the cause of suicide.

Viman Nagar police officials said Gopikrishna had worked in Delhi and Hyderabad before coming to Pune.

“He was from a good family and was hired on a package of Rs 7 lakh per annum. Till now we have not found any link about what led him to think about job insecurity as mentioned in his suicide note,” Vimannagar police said.

 

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