Shocking! IIT Graduate commits suicide; jumps off 23rd floor of plush Gurugram high-rise
According to initial reports, it is being speculated that Ankit Wadhwa was fighting depression for some time now.
Another incident of a young man committing suicide in Gurugram near Delhi points towards the necessity of identifying and treating depression in the country.
In an extremely shocking turn of events, a 26-year-old young man named Ankit Wadhwa, allegedly committed suicide by jumping off a high-rise in Gurugram. The incident happened last night at the plush residential apartments DLF Magnolia on the Golf Course Road in Gurugram.
According to initial reports, it is being speculated that the young man was fighting depression for some time now. While this incident that occurred in a high-profile residential unit has every reason to send shock waves amongst people in the country what made people even more surprised was the fact that young man was seemingly decently placed.
Wadhwa was a graduate from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, an alma mater regarded as highly coveted amongst the student fraternity. He originally hailed from Rajasthan but was staying in Gurugram as he was keen on pursuing a Masters’ of Business Administration program.
According to initial police investigations, the young boy was highly depressed and was dissatisfied with his current job. Wadhwa was staying in Gurugram along with his uncle at his home.
According to a statement by SHO of Sushant Lok police station, Wadhwa was suffering from acute depression for 16 months now. Gaurav Phogat the station head officer also informed the media that the deceased’s colleagues informed the authorities that he was looking forward to pursuing higher studies and was also preparing for an entrance examination.
Whether it is a case of career prospects taking a toll on a young man’s life or there is something more to the story, the police will conduct further investigations.
The police will wait for other formalities such as post-mortem once the deceased’s family arrives from Rajasthan.
For now, not just the neighbourhood in Gurugram but the entire country is now shaken with the news of a young promising life cut short by something as avoidable as depression.
The tragedy is yet another example of why one should immediately act with urgency if any sign of depression is noticed in an individual.
How to identify initial signs of depression
While for a common person the idea that a well-placed, educated individual can fall prey to depression seems unbelievable, the truth is quite contrary.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) depression is the most common disease in the world with an estimated 350 million people suffering from it across the globe.
Health experts confirm that a seemingly comfortable life has nothing to do with depression and very often the sufferers come from backgrounds that you may not find suspecting of any cause of worry.
Since it is a mental illness, very often the person whose life may appear normal to others may be fighting his or her own inner demons. Hence it is especially important to not take any indications lightly. Here are a few warning signs of depression. In case you have noticed any or all in any one you know its time to try getting to the root of the problem.
1.Sudden disinterest: One of the more common causes psychologist encounter is that the person seems to lose interest in activities that once made him or her happy. A loss of appetite, confiding one’s feelings to oneself and closing the doors of communication are some of the other symptoms that depression typically brings along.
2.Weight loss: A sudden weight loss or a steep gain in weight is both indicators of something going awry in your body. However, you may need to watch out for depression if you notice that your loved one has an abnormally low intake of food or avoids the meals he/she once enjoyed.
Sometimes while there may not be a visible decrease in appetite the person may still lose weight and this could be due to stress that the person is undergoing hence taking a visible toll on the body.
3.Insomnia: Many people who recovered from depression confirm that they experienced difficulty sleeping when they were undergoing depression. However, the effect can be totally opposite too in some people. Excessive sleeping may also be an indication of mental illness.
Every time you notice that someone you know has an altered pattern of sleep and maybe neglecting important things while spending time away from immediate needs you may want to observe them more closely.