Job insecurity in IT industry drives Andhra techie to end life in Pune

In the note left in his hotel room, police said Gopikrishna Durgaprasad, a native of Andhra Pradesh, has blamed the hardships of working in the IT sector.

Published: 13th July 2017 06:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2017 07:05 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

MUMBAI: A software engineer who recently started work in Pune jumped off a hotel terrace reportedly triggered by the looming fear of job insecurity in the IT industry, according to his signed suicide note.

In the note left in his hotel room, police said Gopikrishna Durgaprasad (25), a native of Andhra Pradesh, has blamed the hardships of working in the IT sector.

“I’m scared that I may not look after my family properly. Please take care of my family. Sorry Guys I’m worried about future as we are not that much strong. Love you all. Good bye. In IT there is no job security. I’m worried a lot about my family,” said the note.

Police also said Gopikrishna Durgaprasad had attempted to slit his wrists but chose to jump after several failed attempts. The hotel was reportedly provided by his company, the name of which was not divulged.

The incident was reported by the hotel manager at 2 am after which the body was shifted to a hospital for an autopsy. It was reported that he had fractured his right arm and some ribs, said police.

A few of Gopikrishna Durgaprasad’s relatives, who work in the IT sector in Pune, were at the hospital and said that he was a young man with no bad habits. The incident shocked them as they claimed Gopikrishna Durgaprasad was a soft natured man who did his work and lived peacefully.

Gopikrishna, who had worked in Hyderabad and Delhi earlier, had joined the new company just three days back. His body has been taken to Andhra Pradesh, said a senior officer from Pune.

This is the third case of a techie’s suicide in Pune in the last few months. Though the exact reasons of suicide in all the previous cases are not clear, one of the deceased engineers was on a break, said the officer requesting anonymity.

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