A 19-YEAR-OLD engineering student shot himself dead in Noida on Thursday.
Aditya Garg, a student of JSS Engineering College, took his life at his Sector 62 flat. The police, citing his suicide note, said he was suffering from severe depression following his mother's death.
In the suicide note found in the room where he shot himself with his father's revolver, he said he was depressed and could not get over his mother’s death four years ago. She had died due to some illness.
Aditya blamed nobody for his death.
His father AK Garg, a deputy director-general at Bharat Sanchar Ltd, said, "On Thursday morning around 8 am, I knocked the door of Aditya's room. He did not respond. I thought he may have been asleep after studying through the night."
"When he did not respond later on also, we broke open the door — and, to our horror, found him dead in a pool of blood. When he took the revolver from a locked drawer in my room, I do not know," his father said.
“Moreover, nobody in the house heard any gunshots. Maybe, he turned on the music very loud before pulling the trigger."
According to his father, on Wednesday Aditya had looked very depressed, prompting him to ask his son what was worrying him.
Aditya gave no reason, neither to his father nor to his brother and sister.
According to his father, the revolver had a licence and the family normally used it to fire in the air as a mark of celebrations during Dussehra. "There was one bullet in it with which Aditya took his life," he said.
He took his life on a day when his sister got a job offer from HCL, prompting the family to organise a small celebration during the day. Aditya too had joined the celebrations. His elder brother is also an engineer and works in a software company.
Reacting to the news, BK Gupta, JSS College’s chief administrative officer, said, "We were shocked to hear about Aditya's suicide. He never behaved unusually in college and never looked depressed.”
Aditya’s first-semester examinations were due from December 12. His body was cremated after post-mortem.