Surat: scolded by dad for venturing, the teenager ends life

SURAT: a committed 19-year-old diamond craftsman suicide jumping into the Tapi River on Friday, allegedly because he was fed up with being detained by his father for going out frequently despite the confinement.

The teenager, Ajay Dholakiya, had left his home in the Hastinapur Society on Thursday after his father heard him again.

When he did not return, members of his family began to search for him and found their chapters on the Kapodra Bridge. They feared that he might take a drastic step and approached the Kapodra police station. They told police that Dholakiya was going out to see his girlfriend who lives in a town near her home.

On Friday, his body was fished out by a team of Surat Fire and Emergency Services (SFES). Police recovered a suicide note from his pocket in which Dholakiya stated that he is ending his life due to ‘love problem.’ In the note he also requested his brother Chirag to take care of their parents, said the police.