A cartoon, messages, poems: Techie who live-streamed suicide left enough hints
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A cartoon, messages, poems: Techie who live-streamed suicide left enough hints

In his suicide note, Deepak Kumar blamed two Delhi Police personnel for his death.

india Updated: May 11, 2017 17:43 IST
Hardik Anand
Hardik Anand
Hindustan Times, Rohtak
Sonepat techie,Facebook,Suicide
Deepak Kumar committed suicide on Saturday. (HT photo)

A cartoon of a man hanging from a ceiling, a status update that said “only one week is left to enjoy life” and a poem that talked about short life.

The 32-year-old techie who live streamed his suicide on April 15 left enough hints on his Facebook page of his distress but his cries for help seem to have gone unnoticed.

Deepak Kumar, a service engineer with Tata Teleservices, hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Haryana’s Sonepat, accusing two Delhi Police officers of harassment.

A poem that said he wouldn’t be around “tomorrow” was published few hours before he committed suicide.

Kumar’s posts point to his distress. “One week left... Enjoy life,” his updated status read on April 3.

When a friend asked about it, Kumar said he was terrified but refused to elaborate. A day later, he posted a cartoon of a man with a noose around his neck and asked his friends to identify the person.

Kumar left a suicide note on a wall of his house, saying he was constantly being threatened by head constable Usha Bose and ASI Suresh Vats after the Bose’s husband about her illicit relationship with her colleague.

“Those threatening me are all in police. That is why I’m killing myself fearing them,” the note said.

Kumar’s wife Kiran said her husband was getting constant death threats from the police officers. On Saturday night, he sent his wife and eight-year-old son to his relative’s place and hanged himself.

When the 29-minute video went live, one of Kumar’s friends called up his family but by the time they reached his residence, he had died.

Kumar didn’t come to them for help or with a complaint, local police said.

Sonepat SHO Ajay Malik said they had registered a case of abetment to suicide against Bose, Vats and a colleague, Arvind Kumar. “Arvind’s role is not clear yet. We have booked him since his name was mentioned in the suicide scribble,” he said. Deepak Kumar had claimed that Bose was in a relationship with Arvind as well.

First Published: Apr 17, 2017 13:07 IST