Arjun Bhardwaj, a 24-year-old student jumped to his death from the 19th floor of Taj Lands End hotel in Bandra, Mumbai. Before committing suicide, Arjun Bhardwaj posted a bizarre and macabre live video on his Facebook account! Arjun Bhardwaj live-streamed the suicide video on Facebook and also shared a picture with the caption “View to Die for”.
According to his bio on his Facebook account, Arjun Bhardwaj worked as a Research Analyst at Onionfans and was said to be keenly interested in the subject of death and mortality. He hailed from Bengaluru and had studied at the Narsee Monjee (NM) college in Mumbai. Before he jumped to death, he posted a one-minute, 44-second tutorial on Facebook titled How to Suicide, which since then has been taken down but is available on YouTube.
Arjun Bhardwaj in pictures just before he leaped to death is seen drinking wine and smoking a cigarette. As per the reports,police officers investigating the case have found several notes from the room occupied by Arjun Bhardwaj that cited reasons that prompted him to take the extreme step. At the end of the video, he is seen breaking the glass windows of the hotel room and jumping off the building. Reports say he had checked into the Taj Lands End Hotel at 3 am and had submitted all the identity proofs and documents at the reception. Before jumping from the hotel room from the 19th floor, he shared a step-by-step guide to commit suicide on Facebook Live, where he was seen drinking and smoking, enjoying the view of the rising sun and eating bacon pasta before breaking the window and leaping to his death. He appears calm and composed in the video with no trace of stress or anxiety. In his ‘guide’, he says that you need to “write notes to people” before you commit suicide “because you just can’t leave as is”. He goes on to say that you should get drunk or “do whatever you want”.
This shocking and heartbreaking incident proves that depression isn’t just an emotion, it’s an issue that ought to be discussed and expressed. It also consolidates the fact that we, the Gen-Next, aren’t as cool, modern and blithe as we are made out to be sometimes. We are as vulnerable as any other human on this earth.
This incident has taken the Hindi Film Industry by a storm. Anupam Kher tweeted today about why we need to listen to the young generation.
#arjunbhardwaj's suicide is a reminder that we live in the times where feeling lonely & depressed has become so common with young people.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) April 5, 2017
Even Anushka Sharma was dejected to hear about the mishap.
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
Never, ever feel embarrassed about going through a treatment to cure depression. Don’t fear people’s opinions and judgments. If you have even an iota of sadness inside your heart, SPEAK UP, ending your life is not a SOLUTION. Below is the link to the video he posted before taking the drastic step.