28-yr-old techie from Andhra ends life in city

Submitted by Editor on Sat, 2016-05-07 18:46 Bengaluru: A 28-year-old software engineer committed suicide by first injuring the metacarpus of both his hands with a blade and then hanging himself on Wednesday at his friend's paying guest (PG) accommodation at Narayanareddy Layout in South Bengaluru. The deceased has been identified as Anantha Phule, a resident of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, and a software engineer with a private firm. Parappana Agrahara police said that the reason for the step was yet to be ascertained. In his suicide note, Anantha apologised to his friends for committing the act in their accommodation. The police said that Anantha injured the metacarpus of both hands with a blade. The wounds were not deep and had not severed any of his nerves. Later, he hung himself from a ceiling fan. The incident came to light when his friends returned from office on Wednesday evening and found the room to be locked from the inside. When there was no response despite knocking several times on the door, the friends broke open the door. On entering the room, they found him hanging from the fan. They informed the Parappana Agrahara police station about the incident. The police have registered a case of unnatural death. The police said that Anantha was assigned a project in Goa from his office and he was there for three months. He had returned to Bengaluru on Tuesday and preferred to stay with his friends until he could find a PG accommodation for himself. “He was earlier working with HCL Technologies Ltd but had quit a few months ago and joined another firm. Later, he was assigned a company project in Goa and he committed suicide after his return to city,” said a police official from Parappana Agrahara. The police said they had questioned his friends and parents to know the reason for the suicide but had not made any headway as Anantha had not discussed his problems with them. “Since he had not discussed his problems, we are struggling to find out why he committed suicide. We are investigating if he had any romantic attachments or had been facing problem at his company,” an investigating officer said. Further investigations are on.