“My Brain Is My Enemy,” Wrote TV Anchor in Suicide Note, Jumped Off 5th Floor

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An anchor with a news channel in Hyderabad allegedly committed suicide late on Sunday night.

Radhika Reddy, 36, jumped off the fifth floor of her apartment building at Hyderabad’s Moosapet.The police have found a suicide note in Ms Reddy’s bag, which said, “My brain is my enemy.” A case has been filed and an investigation is on.

The police believe the TV anchor was suffering from depression.”Ms Reddy committed suicide shortly after coming back from work,” the officer at Kukatpally Police Station told news agency ANI.

She came home from work and straight walked up to the terrace and jumped off, said the police.

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Ms Reddy died on the spot; she had suffered a severe head injury and multiple fractures.Reports say, Ms Reddy and her 14-year-old son were staying with her parents since her divorce six months ago.

According to statistics from WHO, 56,675,969 Indians – 4.5 per cent of the total population – suffers from depression. It also said 36 per cent of Indians are likely to suffer from depression at some point in their lives. Another study from Assocham found that 42.5 per cent of corporate employees in India already do suffer from depression. Psychological experts have been urging people to go for counselling at the first signs of what could possibly be depression. Even Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Ileana D’Cruz and Karan Johar have cited personal experiences in urging people to not give up when suffering from depression.

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