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Bengaluru techie takes flight to Delhi, jumps in front of train in Greater Noida

A resident of Bisrakh, Rajeev Kumar Verma had been working as a software engineer at a private firm in Bengaluru

noida Updated: May 12, 2017 10:39 IST
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The 27-year old software engineer was found dead near a railway track in Badalpur area of Greater Noida on Monday.(File Photo)

A 27-year old software engineer was found dead near a railway track in Badalpur area of Greater Noida on Monday. He allegedly had jumped in front of a train and his body was found crushed.

Police said Rajeev Kumar Verma, a resident of Bisrakh, was working as a software engineer with Myntra Designs Private Limited in Bengaluru.

Some police personnel had spotted him sitting along the railway track. Around 6.30 am, Verma stood up and jumped in front of the train. Police said his body was crushed by the train, so much so that it was difficult to identify him.

Police said they recovered a flight ticket from Bengaluru to Delhi from the body. Verma had boarded a flight late Sunday evening for Delhi and on Monday committed suicide. His family members told an investigating officer that Verma had spoken to them on Sunday, but he had not discussed anything related his visit to the town.

On Sunday, Verma had a small conversation over the phone with his brother and other family members. His habit was to call them in the evening every day. He quickly cut the call with his brother and called his father Sohanpal Singh, a retired assistant development officer.

Singh was attending a function and could not talk to his son due to the noise. He told Verma that he will call him once he reaches home. When he did call Verma , his phones were switched off and that made his family uneasy.

The family members began trying his number repeatedly, but to avail. On Monday, at 7:15am, the call got connected, but this time it was a police officer asking the father to visit the police station in Badalpur. The family members rushed there only to be told that Verma is no more.

Verma’s body was found 9km from his home in Bisrakh, police said adding that no suicide note was recovered from him.

Anand Dev Mishra, station house officer of Badalpur police station, said, “The family members said Verma did not seem upset and never discussed any problem with them. His father has requested us to check his call details record and his locations. We will collect the details and investigate the matter accordingly.”

First Published: May 10, 2017 22:42 IST