A 24-year-old college student allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the 19th floor of a hotel in suburban Bandra on Monday, police said.
Arjun Bhardwaj, who hailed from Bengaluru, was studying at a college in suburban Vile Parle, a senior police official said.
Bhardwaj had booked a suite on the 19th floor of a the Taj Land’s End hotel in Bandra on Monday. He jumped from the room by breaking the glass of the window around 6:30 PM, the official said.
He had posted this on Facebook before his death
According to police, Bhardwaj had posted a video on a social networking site about steps to kill oneself before taking the extreme step.
According to a report in DNA, the 1.43 -minute-long live streamed video shows him smoking, drinking and eating food. In the video, he, however, refuses to film himself while jumping off the window. He is reportedly seen bidding farewell to his friends at the end of the video.
In the suicide note, he admitted that he was suffering from depression and was fed up with his life. He had also apologised to his parents for taking the drastic step.
In a statement to The Times of India, the police said that Bhardwaj was depressed after repeatedly failing in his engineering exams.
“I’m a drug addict…I don’t want to live anymore and hence committing suicide,” the official said, quoting the suicide note purportedly written by him.
The hotel’s security personnel said they heard a loud thud on the premises and soon rushed to the spot where they found Bhardwaj lying in pool of blood.
He was taken to Leelavati hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Bhardwaj had submitted proper documents before checking in, which helped the officials identify him.
His body has been sent for post-mortem.
The Mumbai police took to Twitter to post their condolences. It also urged people to reach out and seek help.
Deeply bereaved with suicide of a young boy in the city. We urge the youngsters to reach out to us #WeAreListening— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 3, 2017
(With PTI inputs)
(Feature image source: Twitter/@KashyapDeepak83)