A 28-year-old IT professional allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon by jumping off a high-rise building in Pune, Maharashtra, police said. The deceased is identified as Prasoon Kumar Jha who jumped off the 12th floor of a building in Wakad area at around 2pm yesterday.
Jha, whose family has origins in Bihar, was working as an engineer with the reputed IT firm Infosys in Hinjewadi area outside the city limits. The boy is reported to be the nephew of Subhash Dhote, the MLA from Rajura in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra.
A case of accidental death has been registered. The investigators are likely to look into whether his suicide was abated by someone. According to a news report by local portal Punekar News, senior police inspector Vivek Muglikar, in-charge of the police station said,
The preliminary enquiry points towards a dispute with his fiancée as the reason behind the suicide. Further investigation is going on.
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Another police officer added,
The two became friends in 2014, and this friendship turned into love. The two also were to get married. The couple had been staying in a live-in relationship for the past nine months. But his girlfriend had an annual package of one lakh rupees more than him. Also, she was going to get a job in another company on a big package.
This matter bothered Prasoon from time to time. There used to be arguments between them. He had also become suspicious about her.
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The officer also said,
Prasoon repeatedly told his girlfriend that life is more important than money. However, the girl gave more importance to money. They had a heated argument on Monday morning over the same issue. The woman told him that her family will take the final call about their marriage and threw him out of the house. Then Prasoon went to Laurel Society in Wakad. There, on the sixth floor, he had reserved a place for himself in a flat with two friends.
The two friends were in their room when Jha reached there. He went out of the flat around 1.30 pm. He took the key to the terrace from the security guard and went to the twelfth floor. Leaving his mobile phone there, he jumped and committed suicide.
Wakad police are investigating the matter further.
While the matter is subjudice, we do not wish to accuse the girl directly as yet. However, if the case was reversed and a girl would have committed suicide, her live-in partner (boy) would have been arrested without any primary investigation.
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