Mumbai, April 3: A 23-year-old student ended his life after jumping off from the 19th floor of a posh five-star hotel at Bandstand, Bandra (West), allegedly under the influence of alcohol on Monday evening.
According to the Police, he left a suicide note in which he wrote depression and drug use had taken a toll on his life. He also recorded a video tutorial on how to commit suicide, which has since gone viral on social media.
Bandra police informed that the man identified as Arjun Bharadwaj, a resident of Bangalore, jumped around 6.30pm.
He was a student in Mumbai’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. Bharadwaj had been living in the city since 2013, the police said.
The police said he had checked into the hotel at 3 am on Monday. He was alone and had allegedly consumed wine. The police said he broke the glass window in his room and jumped off. Apart from blaming depression and drug abuse in his suicide note, Bharadwaj also thanked his friends and apologized to his parents.
His father reached the city late on Monday. A case of Accidental Death Report (ADR) has been registered.
The Bandra police confirmed it was Bharadwaj who uploaded the tutorial video on his Facebook page.
Deeply bereaved with suicide of a young boy in the city. We urge the youngsters to reach out to us #WeAreListening
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 3, 2017
Joint commissioner of police, law and order, Deven Bharti, confirmed the Mumbai police have contacted Facebook and blocked the video so it does not go viral.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 4, 2017
The Mumbai Police also urged the youngsters to come out with their problems rather than ending up it with depression.