Ajay went up to the roof and jumped off.
A police case has been registered after an Indian hotel manager took his own life while on duty.
The tragic incident happened at Hotel Ashirwad in Ropar, Punjab.
It was revealed that the hotel manager went up to the roof, approximately 55 feet high, and jumped off. He died instantly when his body hit the electrical wires as he fell.
Police were informed of the incident on July 8, 2020. They identified the deceased as 38-year-old Ajay Kumar.
While it is not known why he committed suicide, the hotel owner said that he had been troubled for a while.
Ajay was originally from Himachal Pradesh but lived in Punjab. During the lockdown, he stayed at his native home but returned to work when the hotel reopened.
His first day back at work was on July 7. However, the next day at around 10:30 am, Ajay went up to the roof and jumped off.
Police were informed and they arrived at the scene. They saw that the electric wires had been damaged and immediately concluded that Ajay had jumped.
Officers noticed that there was a pen in his hand, indicating that he had written something before he died.
They registered a case of suicide and began an investigation.
SHO Harkirat Singh explained that they sent the body to the mortuary of the government hospital and started an investigation.
They spoke to the hotel owner who said that the Indian hotel manager had been suffering from mental health issues.
He revealed that he had abruptly left work and went home sometime in May 2020.
Police discovered that prior to his death, Ajay had asked the chef to make paratha, supposedly as a distraction so he could go to the roof.
Officers spoke to his brother Pawan Kumar who said that he was told of his brother’s death by the hotel owner.
He said that Ajay was married and had two children. Pawan explained that there was no indication that he would take such an extreme step and he seemed fine when he returned from work on Tuesday.
However, he said that his brother had been suffering from mental health issues and had been on anti-depressants.
A post-mortem was completed on Thursday, July 9, 2020, and it confirmed that he had taken his own life. Following the post-mortem, Ajay’s body was handed over to his family.