Don’t let your IT job ruin your life, an IIT student warns friends in his suicide letter

A student of the elite Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) committed suicide earlier this week, but not before sending out a stark warning to his friends about life in the IT sector.

IT me kaam karte karte apni life matt bhul jana. Live a little everyday. Ek hi zindagi mili hain (Don’t forget your life working in IT…There’s only one life),” Mark Andrew Charles wrote in the letter, The Times of India newspaper reported on July 3.

Charles, a twenty-year-old masters student of design, hanged himself in his hostel room on the campus in Hyderabad, the police said on July 2. “I am sorry I turned out to be such a waste,” he wrote in the eight-page letter addressing his Varanasi-based parents, according to TV news channel NDTV.

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