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Stressed exec kills self

mumbai Updated: Jan 13, 2010 00:29 IST
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A 27-year-old sales executive allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house on Tuesday. Workplace pressure is being suspected as the possible cause.

This happened near Sambhaji Nagar in Vile Parle (East), where the executive, Mangesh Dhumak, lived with his aunt and uncle.

Dhumak’s mother Shubhangi, who lives in Ratnagiri, was in the city for medical treatment since three days and was living with them.

Police records say at around 8.30 am, Dhumak’s aunt and mother went to Nanavati hospital for her treatment.

When they returned around two hours later, Dhumak did not open the door despite repeated knocking.

“Peeping through the window, they found him hanging from the ceiling,” said Assistant Police Inspector Vilas Kini of the Vile Parle police station.

A note found at the spot read: “I have not been able to give any kind of happiness to you, my mother. I am going now. Do take care of yourself and my siblings”. Dhumak has a younger brother who lives in Vashi, and a sister who lives with their mother.

Initial investigations revealed Dhumak had been depressed for the two years. “Maybe he was not able to cope with his sales targets,” said a police official involved with the investigation.

He had changed jobs at least seven times in around one-and-a-half years. “He would keep changing jobs but I never asked him why. Maybe the work pressure was too much for him,” said Sanjay Ramane, a relative.

His neighbours and relatives remember Dhumak as an introvert.

Yatin Sawant, a neighbour, said: “Dhumak had lived here more than five years but he hardly interacted with us, he mostly kept to himself.”