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Friday, Nov 15, 2019

22-year-old computer engineer jumps to death in Pune’s Mundhwa area

No suicide note was found immediately. However, police are investigating her belongings and family to trace the reason behind the drastic step.

pune Updated: Jan 29, 2018 22:39 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune
Ashwini Gaware
Ashwini Gaware(HT Photo)

Pune A 22-year-old female trainee at an information technology-based skill development company in Mundhwa committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor of the company building on Monday morning.  

The woman, identified by the police as Ashwini Gaware, was a computer engineering graduate from Jayawant Shikshan Prasarak Mandal (JSPM) college in Wagholi. Although Gaware was trained as a computer engineer, she was working as a recruitment trainee at the company identified as Global Talent Track (GTT). No suicide note was found. However, police are investigating her belongings and meeting the family to trace the reason behind the drastic step.  

"After the incident, we checked the CCTV footage and saw that she entered her name in the register at the reception and logged herself in through the biometrics and walked straight to the back (stairwell) of the building and went to the seventh floor. She did not sit or interact with anyone," said Manjiri Gokhale Joshi, president of GTT.  

"She had been working with them for the past three-four months. The human resource (HR) executive of the company told us that she had not come to work for the past few days. She was a trainee for a telecommunication course at the company," said police sub inspector (PSI) Amit Walke of Mundhwa police station. The police are trying to ascertain whether she was on leave or failed to show up at work.  

Gaware stopped showing up at work from January 19, according to Joshi. When she failed to turn up at work her reporting manager tried to call her, but her phone was out of reach, the company president said.  

“There was no problem at home. She kept saying that she was sick and could not go to work,” said Kisan Gaware, uncle of the deceased woman. However,  when asked what had happened to her, he refused to answer. 

Gaware was rushed to the nearby Columbia Asia Hospital by the company executives where she was declared dead on arrival. The police took the body to Sassoon General Hospital for post-mortem.  

Gaware had lost her father as a child and was originally from Vitthalwadi in Shirur. Her mother had not come to Pune till late on Monday evening. She had been living with her paternal aunt, identified only as Chikhale, in Chandannagar area near Kharadi, according to the police.  

"They (Chikhale) were informed and they must have informed the girl's parents. They have not yet recorded a statement," PSI Walke said. Her death was recorded as an accidental death at Mundhwa police station.