Poor test result drives Infosys techie to suicide
A trainee software engineer at Infosys Technologies committed suicide on April 14 at the company’s Mysore campus, 140 km from here. The reason, according to his suicide note: he could not secure good grades in the model tests during training.india Updated: Apr 18, 2009 00:45 IST
A trainee software engineer at Infosys Technologies committed suicide on April 14 at the company’s Mysore campus, 140 km from here. The reason, according to his suicide note: he could not secure good grades in the model tests during training.
Abhijit Mukherjee (23), who joined Infosys in February 2009, used a towel to hang himself from a ceiling fan in his room on the campus.
Next morning, his batch-mates found his body and called the police. A local police station officer, Venkatesh, told HT Abhijit was dejected with his own performance.
He said, “This boy came here from Kolkata for training. We informed his father Ashish Mukherjee, who came over along with some relatives and took the body after post-mortem to Kolkata. They left Mysore on Thursday.”
However, a senior police officer said Abhijit had left separate notes for his parents, younger brother, girlfriend and friends — all in English. He advised his brother to do well in studies, and take care of the parents.
He thanked his girlfriend for the time they had spent together and wished his friends. But, curiously, none of the notes mentioned any names.
An Infosys spokesperson said, “We are saddened by the demise of one of our employees, Mr Abhijit Mukherjee, under tragic circumstances… Infosys will provide all necessary support to the family in their hour of grief.”
T.V. Mohandas Pai, Head-HR and Education and Research of Infosys, did not take calls as he was on leave on Friday.
First Published: Apr 18, 2009 00:44 IST