Man jumps off seventh floor at Punjab Police HQs in Chandigarh, dies
The victim has been identified as Ajit Kumar, 29, of Burail. The incident took place at 7:30am.punjab Updated: Jan 21, 2018 12:26 IST
A power substation attendant on Friday committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor of Punjab Police headquarters in Sector 9, Chandigarh. The victim has been identified as Ajit Kumar, 29, of Burail. The incident took place at 7:30am. He crashed into the porch. He was rushed to hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.
Kumar had been working as a contractual employee with the electricity department for the past 10 years. Police said he was on night duty and had gone to the seventh floor in the morning on the pretext of switching off the lights.
The CCTV footage shows him going up on a lift. He then jumps off. Police said Ajit was undergoing treatment for diabetes. He is survived by his wife and two children – a three-year-old daughter and eight-month-old son.
Police have initiated inquest proceedings and postmortem will be done on Saturday. His brother Ajay said Kumar had been showing signs of depression according to his colleagues.
“We have scanned CCTV cameras. There is no indication of foul play,” said DSP (central) Ram Gopal.
48-yr-old ends life by jumping in front of train at Dhakoli
Meanwhile, in another case, a 48-year-old man committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train in Dhakoli on Friday morning. The deceased has been identified as Avinash Yadav, a resident of Sagar Enclave, Mohali. He is survived by his wife and a son. The accident took place around 10 am.
A suicide note was found near the tracks. It read: “Mein bekasur hun par police ki nazrein aur logon ki zillat sehne ki himmat nahi. Mere bete, is baap ko maaf kar dena. Police meri family ko pareshan na kare (I am innocent but I don’t have the strength to face police and people. My son, forgive your father. Police should not harass my family).”
Meanwhile, police said so far they have not found any criminal case registered against Yadav in Mohali. They have initiated inquest proceedings and are yet to contact his family.
First Published: Jan 20, 2018 15:48 IST