Pilot Commits Suicide After Losing Job

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A pilot is believed to have committed suicide by jumping off from a condominium unit in Bandar Kinrara, Serdang on Monday, due to stress after losing his job two months ago.

Serdang district police chief ACP Ismadi Borhan said officers found A Sanjiv Daevin, 35, dead at his condominium in Bandar Kinrara, Serdang after they were alerted via a call at 3.10pm on Monday.

“Police inspection around the area, however, did not find any suspicious elements or foul play,” he said in a statement.

According to statements recorded from witnesses at the scene and people close to him, it was learnt that the victim had been a pilot with a local airline and had been terminated two months ago, he said.

“The pressure of the problems he was facing is believed to have led to his decision to jump off his condo building,” he saidThe case has been classified as sudden death.

Ismadi Borhan also urged members of the public to refrain from speculation that could hinder investigations and to be sensitive towards the family’s feelings.

Sanjiv had also been a part of a local fusion band called Aseana Percussion Unit (A.P.U).

On their Facebook page, the band wrote, “On behalf of Aseana Percussion Unit and our family members, with a heavy heart, we would like to inform that our dearest violinist, keyboardist and percussionist, Sanjiv Daevin has returned home this morning to be with his Lord.

“Please offer your prayers for Sanjiv and may his soul rest in heavenly peace. Always in our hearts, Sanjiv Daevin,” the message read.

When contacted, Band Operation Director Mohamed Ariff, also known as RF in the industry, said Sanjiv started his music career in A.P.U in their band leader music school called Music Mart when he was 17 years old.

“He also continued working as a music teacher at Music Mart later on and we roped him into the band then. He was the youngest band member.

“During briefings and discussions, his points are always spot on with whatever he brings to the table. He was recently very active on our second album project which is about to launch soon, and he is supposed to be celebrating his birthday come August 12 where he will turn 36 years old,” Mohamed Ariff told Malay Mail.