CHENNAI: A 30-year-old software engineer hanged himself in a hotel room in Chennai, after returning by a Friday evening flight from London, where he had gone looking for a job. His suicide note mentions that his failure to get a job in London hampered his ability to be a good husband and a good son to his parents.
Police said V Sudhir, a native of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, was a postgraduate from a UK university and had experience working in IT companies in London.
His wife Sri Valli is working in a software company in Siruseri. Sudhir had lost his previous job. “He had been in London for the last two months and returning to Chennai on a Friday evening flight, called his wife and spoke to her giving her the impression that he was still in London. He then took a room at a lodge in Pallavaram. He remained in his room locking himself in on Saturday. The hotel staff, growing suspicious opened the door on Saturday night when they found him hanging dead,” said police said. “In his suicide note written in Telugu, he thanked his relatives for being supportive. But that he is very frustrated in failing to secure a job,” police said.
Stir as Body Stuck
Residents living near Chitalapakkam Lake rose in protest on Sunday after the Fire and Rescue Services personnel failed to retrieve the body of a painter who drowned on Saturday.
According to police officials, the 25-year-old G Mohanasundaram from Perambur had drowned in the lake while taking bath on Saturday morning. A team of fire servicemen had tried for the past two days to retrieve his body and even used a boat, but in vain. They were unsuccessful in retrieving the body as it was stuck at a considerable depth, a police official said.
Agitated relatives of Mohan and residents from the neighbourhood blocked the Medavakkam road. They were pacified only after police promised to intensify the search operations on Monday. The protests held up traffic for close to two hours, police officials said.
Mobile Thief Held
A 20-year-old mobile thief who made a bomb hoax call from a stolen mobile was caught an hour later by the police in Adyar late on Saturday night.
K Gopal, a resident of Tambaram, had allegedly stolen few mobiles from the Thiruvanmiyur area on Saturday night. Nearing the Kasthuribai MRTS station, he called the police control room, claiming that a bomb would go off at the station anytime soon.