8 years later, IIT graduate returns to campus and commits suicide due to unemployment

If sources are to be believed, every hour, one student commits suicide in India. According to a Lancert report, India has one of the world’s highest suicide rates for youth age 15 to 29. We have come across youngsters finding it difficult to cope with personal problems, failure in exams and careers.

One needs to realise that there is always a life after failure and without even realising that, youths take an infamous decision to end their lives. Recently, a former IIT graduate was not happy with his professional life and was unemployed. So, he returned to the campus 8 years later and committed suicide by jumping off from the seventh floor of the building.

Credits: India Times

The deceased person is identified as Anshum Gupta who is a 31-year-old software engineer. He did his MTech in computer science and engineering, student of 2010 batch at IIT Delhi.

Anshum Gupta had then completed his MPhil and worked with several MNC companies in India and the US as well. After spending some years in the US, Gupta had returned to India in 2015 and has been living with his mother.

Gupta was a topper of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) but was not really satisfied with his professional life for some time and was unemployed. He was also getting counselling for depression over his career.

But, Gupta still couldn’t cope with the problems. On Friday he left his home in Greater Kailash informing his mother he needed to meet someone inside the IIT campus. Gupta took a decision to end his life by jumping from the 7th floor of IRD building. Police got a PCR call around 11 am regarding the news.

“We are trying to ascertain what he was doing on campus and what led to the alleged jump,” Deputy commissioner of police (south west) Milind Dumbere said. The victim was taken to the AIIMS Trauma Center where he was declared dead. According to the Police, they haven’t recovered any suicide note from Gupta.

“We are trying to ascertain the reason for his extreme step. Prima facie, it appears that he was disturbed over his job. We are questioning his family members,” the officer added.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.