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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Lucknow, November 28, 2012
Dejected over his failure to persuade his father to quit drinking, an engineering student committed suicide in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Hoping his death could do what he couldn’t, Arun Sharma, 21, left behind a handwritten suicide note requesting his father to quit drinking at least after his death.

“I am going and now nobody would force you to quit liquor. I plead to you to stop consuming liquor, at least after my death,” said the letter written by Arun, who is pursing B Tech third year from of a city-based college.

Police said the victim had hanged himself from the ceiling fan of his room in his Vikas Nagar residence.

“The victim’s family members spotted his body hanging when they went to wake him up in the morning,” said Vikas Nagar station officer (SO) Ashok Yadav.

Confirming about the suicide note, the SO said the victim seemed to have lost all hope of making his father lead a normal life.

His father Awadesh Sharma is junior engineer in Bridge Corporation and presently posted in Deoria. The victim, however, had been staying here along with his mother and other family members in Sector C, Vikas Nagar.

Family members confirmed that the victim used to remain troubled with his father’s habit of drinking.