Date : 13.07.2017
F.I.T.E regrets for the loss of Techie’s life.
F.I.T.E. – Forum for I.T. Employees deeply regrets for the loss of Mr. Gopikrishna Durgaprasad. Our condolences to his family. Upon inquiring the reason for the untimely death, it was found that Mr. Gopikrishna was yet another victim of massive layoffs currently happening in the IT industry.
Whenever there is a discussion regarding the massive amount of layoffs, industry experts like Mr. Mohandas Pai shrugged off saying that there were no logical grounds for the claim. But in the recent light of events, this has been proved wrong and the suicide of Mr. Gopikrishna has established it.
F.I.T.E has reiterated several times that most of the IT employees working in metropolitan cities are migrants from rural and suburban areas. These layoffs do not only affect the employees, but also the livelihood of their families. It is high time that the government intervenes in this issue and come up with effective solutions so that employees’ lives are not at stake.
F.I.T.E demands for a proper inquiry on the untimely death of Mr. Gopikrishna and a reasonable compensation for his family.
Vimantal Police recovered the suicide victim’s PAN Card, Photograph, Voter ID and Suicide note from the spot and filed the case under CRPC 174.
Further investigation is started by the Police Department.
//”No one is responsible for my death.
I am scared that I may not look after my family.
Sorry guys, I am worried About future, As we are not that much strong. Love you all
In IT there is no job security. I am worried a lot about my family.
Love you dad, mom, sis, bava and my family, all my best friends who are all part of my life.
Godha Gopikrishna Durgaprasad.”//
Pune/ Mumbai Coordinator
Forum for IT Employees (F.I.T.E)