It was a sad day for Twitter as news appeared of the brain behind the funny handle @AapChutiyeHain, Akhil Mehta, committing suicide because he suffered from severe depression.
The BITS Pilani alumnus, allegedly took his life by jumping from a water tank in Ghaziabad's Tronica city.
Mehta's death and history of depression is in stark contrast with his Twitter handle that consisted witty and funny tweets.
Storypick.com quoted Tronica City police station SHO Avdesh Kumar Yadav as saying, "We were alerted about the incident by some local women. When we reached the spot, they told us that the boy walked down the pushta near the tank and climbed very briskly to the top. Before they could react, he jumped off from it. He was killed almost instantaneously. No one seemed to have known him in the area. We sent the body for an autopsy following the inquest."
Mehta had allegedly disappeared on 27 March, 2015 and a page 'Finding Akhil Mehta' was created to search for him.
According to a DNA report, "However, on March 28, the Business Standard reported that an "unidentified male" committed suicide by jumping from a high rise water tank in Tronica City, Ghazibad. Since the discovery, the Finding Akhil Mehta page confirmed the "unidentified male" was in fact Mehta."
The page also put out a message saying "It's extremely heartbreaking for us to say that, Akhil is no more with us. It's very unfortunate to have lost him at such a young age, allegedly, to depression. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. May God give them comfort and peace in this difficult time and his soul may rest in peace."
Meanwhile Twitter mourned his death:
Sad that .@AapChutiyeHain is no more .
— TANUJ GARG (@tanuj_garg) April 13, 2015
Heartbroken that @AapChutiyeHain is no more. It is true, the saddest people do smile the brightest. Wish it hadn't ended this way
— Raheel Khursheed (@Raheelk) April 13, 2015
R I P @AapChutiyeHain gone too too soon .......seems like hum sab sale chutiye hain
— Suresh Menon (@sureshnmenon) April 11, 2015
To @AapChutiyeHain. One of the few handles on Twitter that was funny without being outright nasty to people. Thank you for the laughs.
— Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) April 11, 2015
— Revolutionary Monk (@RevolutionMonk) April 10, 2015
— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) April 10, 2015
— Sunil Varma SWL (@rjsunilvarma) April 10, 2015
Updated Date: Apr 15, 2015 07:40 AM