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Advocate jumps to death from 7th floor

A 67-year-old advocate of the Bombay High Court allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of his seven-storey building in Mulund (West) at 12.45 pm. Rachna Pratihar reports.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2009 01:43 IST
Rachna Pratihar

A 67-year-old advocate of the Bombay High Court allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of his seven-storey building in Mulund (West) at 12.45 pm on Thursday.

Harakchandra Gala, the deceased, lived with his family on the seventh floor of Prem Ratna building on Ambedkar road.

Gala’s family members were in the flat when he rushed to the bedroom and opened the door to the terrace.

“Some guests had gathered at his house when the incident took place. On hearing a loud thud, the building watchman rushed towards the entrance where he found Gala lying in a pool of blood. He immediately informed the family about the incident,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police Uttam Chopne (Mulund division).

The police said that no suicide note had been recovered.

“Gala, a practising lawyer at Bombay High Court, had been depressed since six months for which he was undergoing treatment at Gokul Hospital, Mulund,” Chopne said.

Chopne added that Gala's family had no clue when he went to the terrace and how he had procured the keys.

The case is being investigated, the police added.