Depressed Techie Posts Photos Of Suicide Attempt On Facebook, Rescued In Time

15/06/2016 11:40 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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GURGAON -- A 30-year-old city-based software engineer on Tuesday allegedly attempted to kill himself and wrote Facebook posts on his suicide bid before being rescued by police from his flat here.

The victim, identified as Varun Malik, has been admitted to a hospital and his condition is said to be out of danger, police said.

Malik, who lives with his father, has been employed with private firm since 2012 and is apparently suffering from depression. For last couple of days he was feeling mentally disturbed, ACP and PRO, Gurgaon Police, Hawa Singh said.

"Malik had almost cut veins on his hand at his flat around 9:30 AM while he was chatting with his friend on Facebook. He even pointed the camera of the laptop toward it and wrote a note on the social media site, saying no one is responsible for my suicide" the police official said.

His friend with whom he (Malik) was chatting today on Facebook informed the Police Control Room after Malik told him during the chat that he was going to commit suicide, Singh said.

The police then swung into action swiftly, and reached his flat where Malik was found lying in an unconscious state, and rescued him.

"Malik is unmarried and he is still unconscious. We are waiting to record his statement," Singh said.

The police is also inquiring with his colleagues to ascertain the motive behind his suicide bid, he said.

If you struggle with suicidal thoughts or attempts, call any of these helplines:

Aasra 022 27546669

Sneha 044 24640050

Pratheeksha 0484 2448830

Jeevan 0091 6576453841

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