Man jumps to death from VV Towers

Man jumps to death from VV Towers

A 28-year-old man jumped to death from the Visvesvaraya Towers, which houses several government offices, on Ambedkar Veedhi on Thursday noon.

Tragic fall: Narasimha (inset) who jumped to death from the 22-storey VV Towers in the City on Thursday. DH Photo

The dead has been identified as Narasimha, 28, a resident of Kalidasa Layout, Srinagar. The identity card found in the trouser pocket helped identify the body.

His family members learnt about the suicide through electronic media in the afternoon.
Narasimha’s parents – Narasimha Murthy, a carpenter and Ramakka – were inconsolable when they reached the spot.  Ramakka collapsed on seeing the body. Narasimha’s wife Shwetha is eight months pregnant. They had married last year. Narasimha was working as a medical representative at a private company, Mahaveer Pharmaceuticals, in Chamarajpet.

Raju, a cousin of Narasimha told Deccan Herald that the family was shocked at Narasimha’s decision to end his life specially when he was expecting his baby in a month’s time. Narasimha had met with a bike accident two months ago and suffered fracture in the leg. He took a long leave from work and had still not rejoined duty. Though he was cured almost a month ago, he had told his family that he was on ESI leave. “Now that he has committed suicide, we feel that he faced some problem at his office or he may have lost his job,” Raju said.

People at the busy Visvesvaraya Towers were shocked to see the man fall to death from the terrace of the 22-storey building. Before they could realise what was happening, Narasimha came crashing down and fell on an SUV parked in front of the main entrance.

The impact was so severe that the roof of the SUV had a big dent and the windshields were shattered to pieces. As he fell down, his leg got severed after it hit a platform on the second floor. The leg was thrown to a distance of about 30 feet near the road. The Cubbon Park police immediately took the body to Bowring Hospital.

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