IIT graduate commits suicide in Gurgaon a day before GMAT exam

New Delhi: A 26-year-old Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) graduate committed suicide by jumping off the 23rd floor of a residential apartment in the Golf Course road area in millennium city, the police said.

Reports said Ankit Wadhwa was expected to appear for GMAT at a Delhi centre later in the day and what prompted him to take the extreme step was not immediately clear. No suicide note was found.

He hailed from Rajasthan and had come to Gurgaon to pursue Master of Business Administration degree and was staying with his uncle in upscale DLF Magnolias.

A security guard heard a loud thud around 2am and saw Ankit on the ground. He immediately called the police helpline and informed his uncle Chunni Lal Wadhwa, who lives in the flat No. 523A on the 23rd floor of the tower-5.

The guard claimed that Ankit jumped off the walkway linking the tower-4 and the tower-5. A police team reached the spot and rushed him to a nearby private hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

“Initial investigation suggested that Wadhwa was suffering from acute depression following which he took such an extreme step. It was also found that he was not satisfied with his current job profile. He was grappling with depression from last 16 months,” Station Head Officer (SHO) of Sushant Lok police station Gaurav Phogat said.

“However, his colleagues told us that he was planning to pursue higher studies and was about to sit for an entrance examination in a management institute,” the SHO said. An investigation is underway, he said, adding the police is investigating the case with other angles as well.

Ankit, originally from Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan, had completed his integrated MSc in Economics from IIT Kanpur in 2015 and started working as an analyst at JP Morgan Chase in Mumbai. However, he quit the job in March and shifted to Ganganagar, where his family lived. His father works in the insurance sector and his brother is doing engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology-Patiala in Punjab.

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