No job, man jumps off fly­over in E Delhi

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: A 31-year-old man al­legedly com­mit­ted sui­cide by jump­ing off the Mayur Vi­har fly­over in east Delhi on Fri­day. The vic­tim’s di­ary re­vealed that he was un­der pres­sure to get a job.

DCP (east) Jas­meet Singh said that the vic­tim has been iden­ti­fied as Sau­rabh Ku­mar Ra­jpoot and an in­quest pro­ceed­ing un­der Sec­tion 174 of the CrPC has been ini­ti­ated.

As per a pre­lim­i­nary probe, Ra­jpoot walked up to the fly­over on Fri­day evening and al­legedly jumped. Passersby alerted the cops and he was taken to a nearby hos­pi­tal where he was de­clared dead on ar­rival. He had suf­fered mul­ti­ple frac­tures and in­juries to his head.

Ini­tially, it was sus­pected that the man may have met with an ac­ci­dent on the high­way but probe in­di­cated that he may have jumped off the struc­ture. Ra­jpoot’s body was moved into the mor­tu­ary and his fam­ily mem­bers, who live in Buxar dis­trict in Bi­har, were in­formed.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that Ra­jpoot had an en­gi­neer­ing de­gree from a col­lege in Buxar and he had come to Delhi three months ago look­ing for a job. He had rented a room in east Delhi’s New Ashok Na­gar and had ap­plied in var­i­ous com­pa­nies. How­ever, he had not landed any work and the con­tents of his di­ary re­vealed that he felt pres­sure to sup­port his fam­ily. The vic­tim’s par­ents also told po­lice that dur­ing con­ver­sa­tions with them, Ra­jpoot was tensed and de­pressed over not get­ting a job.

Po­lice are scan­ning CCTV footage from the area and analysing his phone for fur­ther probe. They have also con­tacted the friends and neigh­bours of the vic­tim to ob­tain more de­tails.

Sau­rabh Ku­mar

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