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Woman jumps from OCR building, dies

india Updated: Sep 25, 2006 00:56 IST
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KISHWAR JEHAN (40) leaped to her death from the 10 floor of the Old Counsellors’ Residence (OCR), also known as ‘Suicide Tower’ now, in Hussainganj on Sunday. The incident took place at 1 pm.

A suicide note recovered from the person of the deceased stated acute depression to be the reason behind her taking the extreme step. Her wallet had Rs 67 and medicines for treating depression.

The suicide note stated, “Mai Kishwar Jehan apne aap ko khatm kar rahi hoon. Mujhe duniya ki har cheez me ulta wa dosh nazar aata hai. Meri jeene ki chah bilkul khatm ho gayi hai.” The note also stated that nobody was responsible for her death. There was no address written in the piece of paper.

Around 5 pm, Mohammad Shamim, a fruit vendor and resident of Topkhana locality in Cantonment, reached the Hussainganj police station searching for his wife. He was shown the wallet and the slippers, which he identified as that of Kishwar. He was then told about the incident.

Shamim said he had two children of 12 and 15 years old. His wife was undergoing treatment for acute mental illness. Shamim said he left for his job as usual in the morning today too.