17-year-old boy jumps to death from 10th floor in Pune

17-year-old boy jumps to death from 10th floor in Pune

PUNE: A 17-year-old computer engineering student allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of a 10-storey building on B T Kawade Road in Ghorpadi around 6.15am on Thursday.

Prima facie investigations have revealed that the boy was under the state of depression since he was not allowed to opt for a course of choice. “A suicide note found on the laptop of the deceased stated that he was more interested in pursuing his career in sociology and not computer engineering. The note further stated that he could have performed better had he been allowed to choose the course of his choice,” said sub inspector Rahul Kolambikar of the Mundhwa police station.

Kolambikar said, “The note also read that before plunging to his death on Thursday, the boy had bought a knife from the market to cut his veins on Wednesday afternoon. However, he developed cold feet at the last moment and abandoned the idea.”

On Thursday morning, when his parents were fast asleep, the boy went to the bathroom with the knife and slashed his veins. “Thereafter, he rushed out of the house and headed to a 10-storey building nearby. He went to the terrace of the storey building and jumped,” Kolambikar said, adding that the boy died on the spot.

had purchased a knife from the market and had allegedly attempted to cut his veins on Wednesday afternoon, but in vain. He then slit veins of his hands in the bathroom on Thursday early morning while his parents were fast asleep on the first floor.”

He further said, “A bleeding Patel then rushed out of his house and then went to the terrace of a building near his house and jumped to his death from the 10th floor. He died on the spot.”

The incident came to light after the security guard of the building heard a loud noise. He immediately alerted the police.

The boy was rushed to the Sassoon General Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. “The hospital in its post-mortem report has stated that the boy died due to multiple injuries,” police said.

“We have recovered the knife from the bathroom of the boy’s residence. Though the parents have told us that he was good in studies, investigations have revealed that he was in a state of depression for quite sometime since he was not allowed to pursue a career of his choice,” Kolambikar said.

His body was handed over to the parents for performing last rites. A complaint of accidental death has been registered.



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