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Mumbai businessman jumps to death from 17th floor, family says he was under stress over losses

Mumbai city news: A night before he killed himself, he spoke to his family about his business problems

mumbai Updated: Jul 14, 2017 08:59 IST
Farhan Shaikh
The police have not found a suicide note.
The police have not found a suicide note. (Pic for Representation)

A 54-year-old businessman jumped off his 17th-floor apartment in a building in Kandivli (East) on Thursday morning. The man had told his family that he was under stress because his textile export business was not doing well.

Manish Mehta lived with his parents, wife and two children in Kandivli.

A night before he killed himself, Mehta spoke to his family about his business problems.

“His kin said there was a dip in exports during the monsoon and there is no foul play involved in the case,” said an officer investigating the suicide case.

The incident took place between 8 am and 8.45 am on Thursday after he returned from a morning walk and went to his bedroom, said Samta Nagar police officials.

“He leapt off from the 17th-floor bedroom balcony. His family members soon learnt about the incident and alerted the police. He was rushed to Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital in Kandivli (West) where he was declared dead on arrival,” said Dilip Yadav, senior inspector at Samta Nagar police station.

The police have not found a suicide note.

They will record statements of his family members to confirm the cause of death and check his call records to see if he talked to anybody before committing suicide. Following preliminary investigation, the police have filed an accidental death report in the matter.