By Mirembe Martina
A man committed suicide as he was chatting with his girlfriend online.
53-year-old Adrian Rowland killed himself as he chatted with his girlfriend on Skype leaving her in trauma over the incident. Rowland was on a business trip in New Delhi, India when he slit his wrists, stomach and throat when his girlfriend, Julie Zalinski and her friend watched. “At that point myself and my friend just looked at one another and ran from the bedroom where the computer was and didn’t say anything to one another. We couldn’t believe what we had just seen,” she said of the incident.
“He walked into the kitchen, grabbed a glass and smashed it on the table then stuck it straight into his neck,” Zalinski told The Mirror, UK. “He was holding his bloodied wrist out to the screen. He wanted us to see. I don’t think he realised he was bleeding,” she added.
Zalinkski called the police in the U.K. in the hopes that they could contact authorities in New Delhi but Indian law prevented authorities from breaking into Rowland’s room, meaning he was left to die from his injuries. Zalinski said she believes the incident is the result of a mental breakdown.
“He was just in a complete state. He was sweating profusely and his eyes were just staring. He kept saying ‘they are going to get me, they are going to get me.’” Rowland was an employee with Jordan Grand Prix team in Britain.