‘In IT there is no job security’: 25-year-old techie commits suicide in Pune
A software engineer from Andhra Pradesh, who had started working in Pune three days ago, jumped to his death in the early hours of Wednesday, according to the Vimantal police. He was identified as Gopikrishna Durgaprasad (25), said assistant police inspector (API) Dilip Jaisingkar of Vimantal police station.
A note, written and signed in English, that Gopikrishna left behind read, “In IT there is no job security. I’m worried a lot about my family”. The note was found in his hotel room, according to the police. The incident was reported in the light of massive lay-offs by IT companies in the city. The IT employees are now in the process of forming a union to stand up against such practices by IT companies.
“He was a good boy. He had no bad habits at all. He did his work and lived peacefully. I do not know what happened,” said Venkatrao Murthy, a relative of the deceased. The man’s sister and her husband were also present at the hospital.The name of the company he was working for was not available immediately as the police were in the process of registering the case.
Hailing from Andhra Pradesh, he had worked in Delhi, Hyderabad and had recently started working in Pune, according to the police. He was placed in a software company in Pune three days ago, said API Jaisingkar. He was provided with accommodation at a hotel in Viman Nagar, where he wrote a suicide note and inflicted 25 cuts on his left wrist with a knife, the police said. When that did not work out, he went to the terrace of the four-storied hotel and jumped to his death, API Jaisinghkar said.
The incident was reported by the manager of the hotel around 4 am on Wednesday, the police said. The body of the 25-year-old engineering graduate from Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh was taken to Sassoon General Hospital for post-mortem and shifted to Andhra Pradesh by afternoon. The hospital report showed fractured ribs and right arm, the police said.
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