Dejection drives Isro official to commit suicide

Dejection drives Isro official to commit suicide

He was upset over being taken to Nimhans for counselling

According to his family, Chandrashekar, a resident of Ramamurthynagar, had been depressed for a long time and was also counselled at Nimhans recently.

He was also upset that he was taken to Nimhans and had even fought with his family, a police officer quoting one of the family members told Deccan Herald.

Chandrashekar came to his office at about 7.30 am and hanged himself from the ceiling fan in his chamber. The incident was first seen and reported by a housekeeping person, whose name was not revealed.

Chandrashekar is survived by his wife Pramila and three children: Sangeetha, Sharanya and Satish. While Sangeetha lives in Vellore after marriage, Sharanya works with ISRO on contract basis and Satish works for Honeywell.

Family matters

The police, based on the investigation, said: “It seems he had a problem which the family was trying to sort out. The exact reason behind his depression has not been figured out.”
They said that Chandrashekar had a history of short temper and bad behaviour even at office. “None of his colleagues say he was a bad person, but many of them said people have been subjected to his ill-temper and mood swings,” they pointed out.

Police said: “Sometimes, he would create so much trouble to just sign one file, but other times there was no problem. He was a nice guy, but there surely was something that he was fighting.” They said more details will come out later.

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