Techie's suicide note blames lonely life

The 24-year-old woman software employee who leaped  to death from the 10th floor of an IT Park at Taramani on Wednesday, took the extreme step out of loneliness, police said.

Published: 18th October 2013 08:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2013 08:12 AM   |  A+A-

The 24-year-old woman software employee who leaped  to death from the 10th floor of an IT Park at Taramani on Wednesday, took the extreme step out of loneliness, police said.

S Reshma jumped off the Ascendas International Techpark building on Wednesday night around 9 pm and died on the spot.

Hailing from Aluva in Kerala, she was a staffer of the Visual Graphics Computing Services India Pvt Ltd., functioning in the 10th floor of the IT Park.

On Thursday, Taramani police said they had recovered a suicide note left by her at the apartment in Velachery where she was staying. While the suicide note did not mention any reason, it spoke about a depressed life and loneliness.

“The suicide note was written by Reshma in Malayalam and her mother too confirmed that it was Reshma’s handwriting. She had written that she wanted to end her life due to loneliness and depression, but did not mention any specific reason for her depression. She also apologised to her parents for her action,” police said.

Police said the letter did not hint at any broken relationship. They had also handed over a photocopy of the suicide note left by Reshma to her mother.

“She left her desk around 7 pm after informing a colleague that she was going for a break. But mysteriously, she had asked the colleague to call her roommate and ask her to check the table drawer in the house. Usually, teammates take rounds in taking breaks. But as she did not return for long, the colleague had gone in search of her. She had first noticed Reshma’s slippers in the balcony area. When a few male colleagues reached the balcony, they found her body lying on the extended roof of one of the floors,” said one of Reshma’s colleagues.

The body was sent to the Royapettah GH for autopsy and was handed over to her mother Rajini who reached the city on Thursday.

A relative of Reshma said they were helpless on Wednesday night as none of them explained what had happened to Reshma.

“We received a call from one of her colleagues saying she had committed suicide and the caller disconnected. When we tried to call the number again, it was switched off. There was no information about what happened and we rushed here,” said a relative.

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