Techie jumps to death from ninth floor window of his office
Bengaluru (DHNS): A 28-year-old software engineer committed suicide by jumping from the ninth floor of his office building in Bellandur on Monday night. Gulshan Chopra, a native of Jalandhar in Punjab, was working for Genpact, a software company located in Ecospace in Bellandur. Around 10 pm, he went to a toilet on the ninth floor of his office and jumped through a window, the police said.
The security guards, who were on the ground floor, heard a noise. When they went there to check, they found Chopra lying in a pool of blood. They alerted his colleagues, who shifted him to a nearby private hospital. He was declared brought dead, the police said.
A senior police officer said that Chopra came to work on Monday after returning from his native place. He had got engaged a month ago and the wedding was scheduled to take place in November. He was living alone here.
“His colleagues have told us that he was a normal person and was focused. He did not discuss any issues with them,’’ the officer said.
The body has been kept at the Victoria Hospital mortuary. The police are waiting for his parents to arrive. “We will speak to his parents to ascertain the reason for the suicide. We are trying to access his laptop and mobile phones to see if we can get any clues. All angles are being probed, including any harassment by his colleagues or senior executives in the company or friends. For now, nothing can be concluded,” added the officer. The HSR Layout police have registered a case.
Chopra’s parents, who were contacted by Deccan Herald, refused to comment. Reacting to Chopra’s death, Genpact said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by Gulshan Chopra’s death. He was a good employee and performing well at work. Our heart reaches out to his family and we are supporting them in this hour of sorrow. We are working with the police to complete the investigation and are extending our full support to the authorities.”
Ola driver ends life
A 23-year-old Ola driver was found dead in his car near a park in Azad Nagar in Chamarajpet, west Bengaluru, on Tuesday morning. The police suspect that Rangaswamy, a resident of Azad Nagar, committed suicide by consuming poison in the car.
He had attached his father’s car to cab aggregator Ola and was working as a driver. Rangaswamy left home after dinner on Monday, saying that he will come back after some time.
He went straight near the park and consumed poison in the car. The police found the poison bottle inside the car.
On Tuesday morning, public noticed him lying in the car and called the jurisdictional Chamarajpet police, who arrived at the spot and identified him with a cab driver identity card. Rangaswamy’s parents told the police that he had been depressed.