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Updated: July 15, 2013 08:48 IST

25-year-old jumps to death from IT office

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Naveen Kumar was allegedly upset over his parents’ disapproval of his
choice of a marriage partner: Photo: M. Karunakaran
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Naveen Kumar was allegedly upset over his parents’ disapproval of his choice of a marriage partner: Photo: M. Karunakaran

A 25-year old electrician jumped to his death from the tenth floor of an IT office in Kandanchavadi on Sunday afternoon.

According to the police, he may have taken the extreme step after his family opposed his relationship with a girl.

Naveen Kumar (25), son of Ayyakannu, hailed from Arakkonam district. He had an engineering degree in electrical and electronics. Seven months ago, he was appointed as a sub-contractor in charge of the maintenance of an IT building in Kandanchavadi.

Taramani police inspector, Jayakrishnan, said Naveen had fallen in love with a girl who worked in the housekeeping department of the IT firm.

“On Sunday morning, he seemed to have talked to his parents about his intention to marry the girl. His parents did not approve of the match,” the policeman said.

Later in the afternoon, he was working on the tenth floor of the IT building. “He jumped from there all of a sudden. His phone was found at the spot from where he jumped. Call records showed he had last contacted his uncle and the girl,” said the inspector.

The police have registered a case and are investigating.

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We did not accept this one from educated guys...

from:  Mohan dazz
Posted on: Jul 16, 2013 at 11:52 IST

>> Today's Tamil movies and television series are to be squarely blamed >> for this growing love fiasco among teens.

I pity the ignorance spewing from the likes of Nathan. Falling in love is the as old as humanity. People of all ages, and all social circumstances are susceptible to this powerful force. To suppress and deny it is foolish. In any case, it was not a "teen" who jumped to death, but a 25 year old, employed man who let himself be terrorized by his thoughtless parents.

from:  Mahe
Posted on: Jul 16, 2013 at 09:41 IST

A life is not that cheap as we see in movies - if only one has a kid and grows them one will understand how much a life means!

Younger generation must understand that life will be filled with ups and downs and not everything happens per ones own wish - at least right at the first time. What I see is that day by day people are unable to accept failures and setbacks. They form the base of "growing up".

If we really have to address the root of this - my sincere request to everyone who is having an infant to teens, please deny your child's "wants" every now and then while fulfilling their needs.

As a societal status we are depriving our kids ability to stand up and fight.

from:  sriram
Posted on: Jul 16, 2013 at 01:45 IST

High time to look into our education system. Nothing is taught for life.
Everything is taught only for money.

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: Jul 15, 2013 at 21:01 IST

Today's Tamil movies and television series are to be squarely blamed for this growing love fiasco among teens. Movies depict school children ogling and flirting with their classmates and the seed of poison are sown in the minds of youngsters. Teens should first concentrate on their studies. How will they support a family without a secured job? Love is good. But there should be matured and responsible love between a lady and a man.

from:  Nathan
Posted on: Jul 15, 2013 at 16:43 IST

What's the matter with the parents?

They see everything through the eyes of social status, caste, money etc. and think they know
everything. Another precious life wasted. Will we ever learn?

from:  Elam
Posted on: Jul 15, 2013 at 14:13 IST

It's time for Indian parents to GROW UP and STOP meddling with their children's love lives. Let them fall in love and marry whoever they want. Maybe they are right, maybe they are wrong - in either case, allow them to learn from their own mistakes in life. Would you rather that they kill themselves than tie a knot that doesn't fit in with YOUR sense of morals? It's not as if you know all the answers.

from:  Mahe
Posted on: Jul 15, 2013 at 11:05 IST

What is this, more educated once doind this type of nonsense!! Really worried about youths of tomorrow!!

from:  Meenu Jayakumar
Posted on: Jul 15, 2013 at 08:47 IST

A matter of sheer concern. The suicidal tendency among the budding youths has rapidly increased these days. Such act by an engg. student is never expecte.Its time to re-think this grave issue and morally support/counsel the youths.

from:  Krishna B Thapa
Posted on: Jul 15, 2013 at 04:28 IST
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