Orissa man ends life after losing job

April 11th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) A 25-year-old man from Orissa who had lost his job with a Mumbai software firm last year and was unable to find a new one committed suicide by consuming pesticide, police said here Saturday.
Prasanta Jena, a resident of Nian Gorada village of Puri district, lost his job last December due to the global recession. He returned home and tried desperately to find another job, but failed.

Jena, a masters in computer application (MCA), consumed pesticide in a hotel room Friday. His family said Jena had been very depressed after losing his job.

Police officer P.C. Das told IANS that while the reason for the suicide had not been confirmed, “job loss could be a reason”, he said, quoting the family members.

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