‘In IT there is no job security’: 25-year-old techie commits suicide in Pune

Updated on Jul 13, 2017 11:22 PM IST
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.
The 25-year-old engineering graduate from Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh was taken to Sassoon General Hospital for post-mortem and was then sent to Andhra Pradesh by afternoon.(HT PHOTO)
The 25-year-old engineering graduate from Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh was taken to Sassoon General Hospital for post-mortem and was then sent to Andhra Pradesh by afternoon.(HT PHOTO)
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShalaka Shinde

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.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath along with deputy CMs Brajesh Pathak and Keshav Prasad Maurya and party leaders Swatantra Dev Singh and others participate in a silent procession in remembrance of ‘Vibhajan Vibhishika Smriti Diwas’ from Lok Bhavan to GPO park, in Lucknow on Sunday. (ANI PHOTO)

    Mainstream political parties in Uttar Pradesh aim for public connect with patriotic plank

    With Uttar Pradesh drenched in the spirit of patriotism for Independence Day, nearly all the mainstream political parties in the state are either involved in some campaign with patriotic overtones to establish a public connect or busy extending their support to such initiatives. The Aam Aadmi Party has, apart from distributing the tricolour, announced a mass recital of “Jana Gana Mana”, the national anthem, on the eve of 75 years of Independence.

  • Allahabad University campus. (HT file)

    Historians collate I-Day memories of 1947, to be published in journal

    Having compiled the experiences shared by these eyewitnesses, former head and professor of the department of medieval and modern history, Allahabad University Yogeshwar Tiwari and Prof Tiwari's research scholar Akshat Lal shared the information collated by them which would soon be published in a noted Indian research journal. Then vice-chancellor of the University, Amaranatha Jha, had even presided over all the events which were organised by the University, he shared.

  • Mahatma Gandhi was well aware of the importance of the day. He woke up at 2am, an hour earlier than usual, and began performing prayers. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )

    ‘From today, you have to wear crown of thorns’: Mahatma Gandhi told West Bengal ministers in Kolkata on August 15, 1947

    When members of the West Bengal cabinet came to seek Mahatma Gandhi's blessings in Kolkata (then Calcutta) on August 15, 1947, he said they (ministers) now wore a crown of thorns and should remain humble and be forbearing. This has been recorded in a letter that Mahatma Gandhi wrote from Beliaghata, Calcutta, (now Kolkata) to Agatha Harrison (an English industrial welfare reformer and unofficial diplomat) on August 15, 1947.

  • The Jamshetjee Jeejebhoy (JJ) hospital was built with a donation by a Parsi merchant. Later the Gokuldas Tejpal, Cama and St George’s Hospitals were brought under its wings. (HT Photo)

    A difficult history question on independence day

    In a modern nation's collective consciousness, its Independence Day is an uplifting landmark. It is a time for celebration, nostalgia and shared pride. But as the nation matures, it could also be a juncture to take stock of where we are. And even raise uncomfortable questions. Colonial powers pillaged their colonies for their own benefit, the fruits of which they still enjoy. It set back human progress for the natives in more ways than one.

  • Shinde, whose rebellion against the Sena leadership led to the collapse of the Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government, took oath as the CM on June 30 with the support of the BJP. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

    CM keeps urban devt, key ministries go to Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Chief minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday allocated portfolios to all 20 members of the council of ministers keeping urban development, transport and public works department with himself, while key ministries — home, finance and housing — went to deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. The portfolios were distributed five days after the state government, comprising Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction and the Bharatiya Janata Party, inducted 18 ministers during the first cabinet expansion on August 9.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, August 15, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now