Depression Takes Another Life: Bengaluru Techie Commits Suicide After Jumping From Office's 13th Floor
On February 14, a 31-year-old software engineer working at Mphasis committed suicide in Bengaluru. Amlan Barman, a resident of Mahadevapura, from Assam jumped off from the 13th-floor office cafeteria in Bagmane MTB Techpark, Mahadevapura Ring Road, reported The Times Of India. He was said to be depressed over health issues. Mahadevapura police said that he jumped from the cafeteria during lunch hour. His colleagues were having lunch when Amlan jumped out of the window at 1.45pm. According to the police, Amlan was under treatment for epilepsy, and they suspect that he might have committed suicide for the disease. His mother Shikha Barman also believes that his son took his life due to health complications. After he fell, he inflicted several injuries and died instantly.
Amlan was taking treatment for epilepsy
According to an initial investigation, it is found out that Amlan had taken an overdose of tablets prescribed for epilepsy on, February 11 night. He was taken to a private hospital and later was admitted there. He did not go to the office on Tuesday and Wednesday as he was on leave. He joined the work on Thursday morning.
According to a police officer, his colleagues said that Amlan looked dull and depressed in the morning, before jumping off from the window of the cafeteria.
Amlan was born in Assam and later completed his education from Meghalaya and West Bengal. He shifted to Bangalore with his mother in the previous year, after securing a job at Mphasis. The police further mentioned that no suicide note was found.
Similar Incidences in past
On November 22, 2017, Geetanjali U, a 27-year-old software engineer fell from the terrace of Umiya Business Bay-2 building at the Cessna Business Park in southeast Bengaluru. She had returned to the city just a day earlier after celebrating her birthday with her parents in Baina, Goa. According to her colleagues, she had talked to her colleagues and directly went to the terrace of the 10-storey building. On June 12, 2018, a software professional allegedly jumped to death from 12th-floor building in TTPB, Whitefield. It was his workplace from where Bhavesh Jaiswal, hailing from MP jumped. Another similar incident where a 30-year-old techie G Chaitanya jumped from his office building. Chaitanya was from Hyderabad. The reason behind his suicide was that he was questioned for his poor performance.
The Logical Indian Take
It goes without saying that more and more individuals are found to be depressed. There can be various reasons for it- health, work pressure or other personal issues. It is important for all of us to understand that we deserve a fair chance at life and that our existence matters. We should never hesitate from seeking help. The Logical Indian urges its community members to make themselves and their health, the first priority.