An 18-year-old junior college student and a 28-year-old man committed suicide in two separate incidents in the western suburbs on Thursday.
The body of the student, Bhagesh Dilip, was found hanging from the ceiling fan at his Goregaon (West) home by his grandparents. They had gone to the market after the boy asked them to cook fish. He lived with them at Shastri Nagar after he lost his parents about a decade ago.
According to the police, Dilip was depressed as he could not cope with his studies. He wrote a note, saying he was worried about this and that no one should be held responsible for his action. The police have registered a case of accidental death.
In the other case, Arun Pawar slit his throat and cut his hand before jumping off the seventh floor of his building in Andheri (East).
The police said Pawar was in the habit of drinking alcohol, but was unemployed and apparently took this step in a fit of depression.
They found a suicide note in which Pawar wrote that he did not want to be a burden to his family. Only recently, he went through a de-addiction programme, but continued to be depressed, his family told the police.
The family lives at Swapurti Co-operative Housing Society in Gundawali Gaothan area on Azad Road. Pawar’s father is a railway employee. His grandmother was at home at the time of the incident.
The body was found lying in the building compound at about 2pm by the security guard, who informed the family.