Mumbai is a city that never sleeps! For many, life begins and ends here…But in this fast paced life, we often forget to nurture ourselves, which leads to depression for many. Little did we know that a young college student will end up his life because he was done with failures in his life. A 23-year-old Arjun Bharadwaj recently ended his life by jumping from the 19th floor of Taj Lands End hotel in Bandra. Before taking such a drastic step, the young lad shot a Facebook Live video. In this video, Arjun is seen giving suicide tutorials to his Facebook friends. He also wrote 9 letters for his family and friends, and spoke to his dad for 10 minutes before committing suicide.
According to Arjun’s dad, his son sounded disturbed and to make sure, all is okay with his son, he flew down to Mumbai from Bangalore to meet him. Arjun was staying with his relatives in Chembur for the past 3 days. A day prior to his suicide, Arjun met his father in Andheri. That night itself, Arjun checked in at the hotel room at around 3AM. The next day, he gave up on his life leaving behind his family and friends in a state of shock!
After Arjun Bharadwaj’s suicide case, actress Anushka Sharma came forward to create awareness about mental health through Twitter. The actress tweeted:
THIS is why we HAVE to talk about mental health openly !! At home ! In school ! At work place ! it should NOT be a taboo! So so saddened
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 4, 2017