Jobless techie dies on tracks

A BIT-Mesra alumnus was run over by the Bokaro-Ranchi Passenger train near the capital station on Thursday afternoon, with preliminary investigations suggesting suicide.

By OUR CORRESPONDENT in Ranchi
  • Published 14.09.18
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The spot where Deepankar Kishore's body was found near Ranchi station on Thursday. Telegraph picture

Ranchi: A BIT-Mesra alumnus was run over by the Bokaro-Ranchi Passenger train near the capital station on Thursday afternoon, with preliminary investigations suggesting suicide.

Deepankar Kishore, 27, who completed his BTech from Manipal University and MTech from the prestigious Mesra cradle, was preparing for his banking exams because he reportedly hadn't managed to get a decent job despite his engineering degrees.

The youngest son of a retired manager of SBI's Kutchery branch, Deepankar had left home at Daladali in Nagri thana area for coaching classes in Lalpur around noon. His mangled body lay on the tracks an hour later. A suicide note tucked inside a book in his bag read: " Iss mein kisi ka koi dosh nahi hai (No one is responsible for this)."

A GRP officer said an unnatural death case had been registered and the body sent to RIMS for post-mortem. "The young man was handsome like a prince. But, he nurtured a death wish. His torso was badly crushed under the train," the officer said.

A close relative said Deepankar's siblings were achievers. Elders sister Kirti Kanth is an engineer settled in the US and elder brother Kishlay Kanth is also an engineer working in Pune.

Bereaved father and retired bank manager S.B. Kanth admitted that Deepankar had vented his frustrations at times, but they never expected him to end his life like this.

"Despite being an MTech, my son did not land a plum job during campus placement. He was disturbed. He told me that he wanted to prepare for banking service. I was a bank officer once and supported his choice," Kanth said.

The doting father not only admitted Deepankar to the coaching institute in Lalpur, but also bought him a scooter so that he could regularly attend classes, which stretched from 1pm to 3pm. "I wish we knew what was still troubling him so much that he had to kill himself," Kanth said.

In another incident of suicide, one Satyendra Ram, 42, hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his home in Tatisilwai, 15km from the city. The body was taken into police custody on Thursday morning and sent to RIMS.

Tatisilwai thana OC Ravindra Prasad Singh said though no suicide note was found, circumstantial evidence did not indicate any foul play.

A neighbour said Ram was unemployed and was finding it difficult to provide for his wife and two sons.

Suicide bid

Jamshedpur: A 21-year-old woman tried to hang herself at her in-laws' place in Zone 3 under Birsanagar thana here on Wednesday night.

Shikharani Rout had shut herself in her room allegedly over a domestic tiff before attempting to end her life. Her husband Swarjeet Swain (28) and his family broke open the door and brought her down.