Meltdown effect? NRI kills self after losing job in Canada

In a fatal fallout of the economic meltdown,a 31-year-old NRI committed suicide at his parents’ flat in Dwarka,Southwest Delhi,after losing his job in Canada.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:February 22, 2009 12:33 am

In a fatal fallout of the economic meltdown,a 31-year-old NRI committed suicide at his parents’ flat in Dwarka,Southwest Delhi,after losing his job in Canada.

The police said Vijay Sherawat,who returned to India some five months ago,was also denied a Canadian citizenship after losing his job there. Sherawat’s parents found him hanging from the ceiling fan in his room on Friday afternoon.

An MBA,Sherawat reportedly worked with a multi-national corporation in Vancouver. Police sources said he was living with his parents at their flat in Paradise Apartments in Dwarka’s Sector-9 for the past one-and-a-half months.

In a suicide note found from the room,police sources said,Sherawat also mentioned the frustration of not getting a job here due to the current slump in the Indian market.

His father Colonel Ram Karan Sherawat (retired) and mother had gone out when he took the extreme step,sometime on Friday morning,the police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Kannan Jagdishan said Sherawat’s parents had to break down the door to his room after returning home on Friday afternoon when there was no response to their calls — he was declared on arrival at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital.

DCP Jagdishan said the suicide note mentions that Sherawat took his own life since he cannot go back to Canada to his wife (a Canadian national) and one-year-old daughter — his citizenship application was apparently denied recently.

A police officer said Sherawat had gone to Vancouver,Canada,11 years ago.

His wife reached the Capital on Saturday with their daughter after Sherawat’s parents informed her about the incident.

Sherawat’s wife refused to talk; his father Ram Sherawat also shrugged out of commenting on the tragedy: “What can I say now? My son is gone now.”

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