'Depressed' exec leaps to death from 7th floor
A 26-year-old financial analyst on Wednesday morning jumped off the seventh floor of Park Centra in Sector 30, which houses his office — Analec Infotech.Updated: May 31, 2012 01:27 IST
A 26-year-old financial analyst on Wednesday morning jumped off the seventh floor of Park Centra in Sector 30, which houses his office — Analec Infotech. The victim, Anant Dhanania, was allegedly suffering from depression for a while.
According to an eyewitness, he was pacing nervously on the terrace of the 11-storeyed Tower A for nearly two hours under the blazing sun, shouting at someone over his mobile phone before taking the deadly plunge around 11am.
The deceased, also known as Dhanno, belonged to Kolkata and had come to Gurgaon three months ago to join Analec Infotech.
He was living in a rented accommodation near his office located in Tower B of the same building.
Earlier, he used to work at Picube Marketing Pvt. Ltd in Kolkata. He was a product of Birla High School in Kolkata in 2004.
"He was tense and was fighting with someone over the phone. His shoes were wet due to water lying on the floor. I even asked the helper why this man was standing in that corner under the sun. He was here for two hours before he climbed the 4-feet-high boundary wall and jumped. Before I could do anything, he had fallen to his death," said Kapil Kumar who works at the cafeteria on the seventh floor terrace.
"Anant was a dynamic and intelligent man. His performance was outstanding even though only three months had passed since he had joined. He was, however, not keeping well and had some abdomen problem for quite some time. He had taken leave from work. We were informed of the suicide by the building maintenance firm," said his colleague Lalit Raj.
Zamil Kota, an employee of another company in Park Centra, said, "We informed the guards and the management immediately but it took more than 30 minutes for a doctor to reach the spot. We wanted to rush him to the hospital but we were told not to do anything until the police arrive. The officers reached the spot 40 minutes later and the body was lying on the floor for the next one-and-a-half hours."
Surprisingly, the body had to be taken to the mortuary in a fire tender as no ambulance was arranged by the police.
"We are conducting an investigation. No suicide note was found so the reason behind the suicide is not yet clear," said SHO Vikas Kaushik.
First Published: May 31, 2012 01:26 IST