Failed app drives Hyderabad techie to suicide
HYDERABAD: Depressed that the social networking app developed by him failed to take off, a 33-year-old software engineer ended his life by inhaling nitrogen gas at his house in SR Nagar on Wednesday. In the suicide note, the techie said he decided to inhale nitrogen gas to end his life without any pain.
The victim, Lucky Gupta Agarwal, was a resident of Swarna Plaza Apartment in DK Road, Ameerpet. On Wednesday afternoon, Lucky’s father Ashik Kumar Agarwal, a businessman, grew suspicious as his son did not wake up at his usual time.
“As Lucky did not respond to repeated knocking, the family members forcibly opened the bedroom door and found him lying dead wearing a nose mask connected to a nitrogen gas cylinder,” SR Nagar inspector Md Waheeduddin told TOI.
The family members alerted the police at around 3 pm. Cops found a suicide note in the bedroom. “Lucky wrote in the suicide note that he was lucky to die in a painless way. He also wrote that he adopted the suicide method of using nitrogen as it was the easiest and painless way,” the inspector said.
Police seized a three-feet-long nitrogen cylinder with a pipe connected to the fake mask.
Lucky’s family members told the police that he was depressed since the past three months after the social networking tool developed by him did not become popular. “Lucky used to tell his family members that the app developed by him would become more popular than WhatsApp. But it did not happen and he went into depression,” SR Nagar SI Ajay Kumar told TOI.
Police also found that a few days prior to his death, Lucky has done ample online research on ‘how to commit suicide without pain’.