'Warm and friendly' man researched suicide methods before deathBy Jennie Slevin
March 20, 2013
A ‘warm and friendly’ man researched suicide methods before killing himself.
Kush Bhatti, who battled bipolar disorder for more than 10 years, was found suffocated in his bedroom by his father on Tuesday, September 18, last year.
An inquest at Windsor Guildhall last Thursday heard the 33-year-old also had a long history of psychosis caused by cannabis and, although in the week before his death he had said he had stopped smoking, a post-mortem showed the drug in his body.
Coroner Peter Bedford heard Mr Bhatti, of Millbank Crescent, Woodley, told his psychiatrist he had considered attempting suicide in Dinton Pastures Country Park a week before his death, but said when he saw how beautiful the sun was he couldn’t go through with it.
During the inquest a family friend asked to share something positive about Mr Bhatti.
He said: “Kush was a very outgoing person.
“He was warm and friendly and got on with everyone, adults and children alike. In the days before his death he helped at the family coffee shop for the first time in a long time.
“His family truly felt he had turned a corner.”
Recording his verdict Mr Bedford said: “I can be sure that Mr Bhatti intended to take his own life and did so while suffering from bipolar depression.”