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Man suffocates to death in car, he was in depression after losing job

Gururgam: The body of a 37-year-old man was found in his car, parked near Aravali Biodiversity Park, in DLF-3 area on Sunday morning. A passer-by, who noticed the body, made a PCR call, following which cops broke open the car and brought the body out. With the help of the documents, he was identified as Sujoy Manekar.

"The cause of death seems to be heart attack due to suffocation. We have initiated a viscera examination to help us determine the exact cause of death," said Dr Deepak Mathur, who conducted the postmortem.

"We are from Ranchi and have been staying in Faridabad from the past few years. Around six months ago, Sujoy lost his job. Since then, he had been suffering from depression and started drinking heavily. On April 3, Sujoy left home for an interview but did not return in the evening. I spoke to him over the phone, but every time he sounded heavily drunk. On April 5, I spoke to him the last time and asked him to come back home. But he never returned," said Devshree, wife of the deceased.

The body was later handed over to the family. "We found an empty liquor bottle from his car. He must have dozed off in an inebriated state and died due to suffocation," said inspector Ram Kumar, SHO of DLF-3 police station. There is a need to tackle depression which is now beginning to take a deadly turn. To make sure that no such action takes place, a family must be in constant touch with the people who are mentally disturbed," said Dr Ranjana Yadav, a city psychologist.

There have been several occasions in the past when peopel facing depression have taken extreme steps. Last year in 2018, Mehul Priyadarshi, another resident of Ranchi, who was an IIT and IIM graduate committed suicide as he was depressed due to professional reasons.

In another disturbing incident reported from the same year in Pataudi, a 28-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself. What seemed to be more shocking, he filmed the entire incident of his death on Facebook live.

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