IBM Employee commits suicide
By Nitin Paul
Depressed over his career prospects, a voice calling agent working with the BPO arm of IT major IBM committed suicide by jumping off from the 11th floor of his office complex in DLF Cybercity in Gurgaon late September. The cops ruled out the possibility of an accident or foul play.
The Agent was rushed to a private hospital where he was declared dead. The IBM officials are keeping mum on the reasons that led the deceased to take this extreme step.
32-year old Pravin Mathur who had been working with IBM Daksh since early this year, was unmarried and lived in a house in Gole Market in New Delhi.
It was at about 11.30 am when Pravin got out of the office at 11th floor of Cyber Greens building and reached the staircases emergency exit area. Asst Comm. of police Sumit Kumar said that Pravin’s colleagues gave eye witness accounts that he was smoking near the stairwell where he stretched his arms before taking a deep plunge in the stairwell from the 11th floor.
“The primary investigation into the case and our conversations with the eyewitnesses and company officials indicate that it is a case of suicide. Though we have not recovered any suicide note from the spot, it is not a case of an accident or murder," the ACP said. Pravin had hit the concrete structures and iron railing number of times before landing on the lower basement floor of the 14-storey Cyber Greens.
According to police, the IBM officials told them that Pravin was feeling uneasy on Wednesday and took two breaks since morning. He was even offered a cab to go back home, which he refused.
Immediately after Pravin fell on the floor with a thud from the 11th floor, he was rushed to Artemis Hospital in Sector 51 by office colleagues in an Artemis Hospital's ambulance that was already parked near Cyber Greens building.
Dr. Vishal Sehgal, the consultant (Emergency Medicine) Artemis Hospital, where he was brought said that Pravin died of excessive bleeding and severe head injuries.
Anas A Wajid, the Head – Marketing, Sales & PR of Artemis Hospital, said that the hospital had worked out an arrangement with the DLF and had posted an ambulance equipped with Advanced Cardiac Life Support System (ACLS) and experts in the DLF Cybercity that was full of multi-storied office complexes.
"In today's case also our ambulance was readily available when Pravin fell from the IBM office. Unfortunately, he was critically injured and could not reach the hospital alive," he added.
Roma N Sachdev, the spokesperson for IBM Daksh, simply said that it was a sad and unfortunate moment for the company. On the reasons of Pravin taking the extreme step, she said that the police would respond to such queries.