Saturday, April 28, 2012

27-year-old Jet Airways pilot ends life

A Jet Airways pilot allegedly committed suicide at his house at Najafgarh in south-west Delhi, police said on Saturday.

Neeraj Lamba, 27, of Prem Nagar was found hanging by a rope tied to the ceiling fan. The incident came to light when his mother returned home after visiting a nearby market around 1:30 pm on Friday.

“Neeraj, who was alone at the house, did not respond when she knocked on the main gate of the house. She then peeped in through a window to find him hanging on the fan,” a police official said.

She immediately informed her husband about the incident and raised an alarm, upon which their neighbours broke the door to get inside the house. They untied the rope and rushed Neeraj to Ayushman Hospital in Dwarka sector 12 where doctors declared him brought dead. The hospital authorities later informed police after which a forensic team inspected Neeraj’s house.

“Prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide. We have not recovered any suicide note, so the reason behind his extreme step is yet to be ascertained,” the official said and added it is suspected that Neeraj might have been upset over a failed love affair.

“We are currently investigating the incident under section 176 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). The probe is to find out exactly what drove him to kill himself,” the official said. Neeraj’s body was handed over to his family after a post-mortem at AIIMS on Saturday.

Neeraj, who had been working with Jet Airways for past one year, is survived by his parents and younger brother. His suicide has left his family in grief and shock.

 Under stress to get married, pilot commits suicide

A 27-year-old pilot with a private airline was found hanging from a ceiling fan under mysterious circumstances at his residence in southwest Delhi's Najafgarh on Friday afternoon. The victim, identified as Neeraj Lamba, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the bedroom of his Prem Nagar residence by his mother, police said. What drove Lamba to death could not be ascertained, as no suicide note was found.

Sources said Lamba was upset because his family wanted him to get married though he was not ready for it. A senior police officer said family members of Lamba took him to Ayushman Hospital, where the doctors declared him dead on arrival. The hospital then informed the police.

Family members told the police that Lamba's mother had gone to a neighbour's house at 1 pm and when she returned at 1.45 pm she called for him to have lunch.

When nobody answered the knocks at his room's door, she called the neighbours who broke open the door.

A senior police officer said Lamba may have been under some stress. He said the police are questioning the assistant pilot’s family and friends to know why the 27-year-old killed himself.

Lamba had got the job with a private airline just one year ago, and according to his family, he was not under any stress rather he was very happy.

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