Techie jumps to death from apartment in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: A techie committed suicide by jumping from an apartment building in information technology cluster Gachibowli here on Monday, police said.

P. Raghuram, 35, who was working with Infosys, took the extreme step after coming out of the office along with his wife Sridevi, who also works in the same company.

According to police, Raghuram, who was suffering from bipolar disorder, went on top of nearby Mantri Apartments and jumped from there. He died on the spot.

Police registered a case at Gachibowli police station and took up investigations.

Hailing from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, Raghuram had married Sridevi eight years ago. The couple has a six-year-old daughter.

Raghuram, who was staying in Chandanagar area in the city, was suffering bipolar disorder, a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood.

What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mental state associated with episodes of extreme mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

The exact cause of the bipolar disorder isn’t known, but a combination of genetics, environment and altered brain structure and chemistry plays a role.

The maniac episodes of the patient may include symptoms such as high energy, reduced need for sleep and loss of touch with reality. 

The depressive episodes may include symptoms such as low energy, low motivation and loss of interest in daily activities.