In yet another case of a person committing suicide in full public view, a 51-year-old man jumped to death from the fifth floor of a hotel at Vapi town in Valsad district of Gujarat on Wednesday.
The man identified as Piyush Pachhigar, a resident of Ghiya Sheri in Mahidharpura area of the city, died on the spot.
What is more trembling about the incident is that the man jumped off the building in broad daylight amid the presence of several people, however, received no aide. People did not bother to dissuade him as they were busy making videos of the act.
Given the number of people who caught him in the act and made videos, several clips of the suicide started being shared widely on social media even before cops could send his body for post-mortem.
In one of the videos recorded by an onlooker, the dead can be seen stepping onto the hotel signboard from the terrace, as if he was in double mind about his decision. Before taking the plunge, he even stood on the signboard, which was placed outside the gallery of the fifth floor of the hotel, for a while.