New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A 30-year-old man committed suicide after he jumped into the Yamuna river from the DND flyover in south-east Delhi, a police officer said on Sunday.
The incident occurred at around 11.30 p.m. on Saturday when the deceased, who was later identified as Virender, came to the DND flyway from Noida side on his bike. Some passersby saw Virender jump off the flyover and informed the Police Control Room (PCR).
“After a long search operation conducted by teams from the fire department, Delhi Boat Club and local police, the body was finally fished out at 2 p.m. on Sunday,” a senior police officer told IANS.
Virender worked as a driver for a Chartered Accountant (CA) in Connaught Place and stayed with his family in Radhe Shyam Park Extension in east Delhi’s Krishna Nagar.
“During investigation, it was found that the deceased had gone to Noida to meet some of his friends. They consumed liquor together and when someone from his family called him, Virender said he would reach home soon. But later he jumped off the flyover under the influence of alcohol.
“We are probing the matter to find out why Virender took the extreme step. Prima facie it appears that Virender was suffering from depression for the past few days,” the officer said.
No suicide note was found from Virender’s possession, the officer added.
In the last couple of years, over 15 persons had committed suicide by jumping into the Yamuna river from the DND flyway.