A 25-year-old management graduate jumped to death from the terrace of her six-storeyed building in Malad (west) on Monday morning.
No suicide note was found. The police said her family does not seem to know why she decided to end her life.
The deceased, Smiti Ajay Puri, lived with her parents and her two younger sisters at Rajendra Vihar society in Evershine Nagar. The police said several residents spotted her pacing about the building and a resident saw her leap off the terrace around 9.45am. “They said she looked stressed,” said Raghunath Laxman Bagul, senior inspector of Bangur Nagar police station.
Residents rushed to find Smiti lying on the building compound. She was taken to a private hospital, where she was declared dead at arrival.
The police said not much blood was seen around her body and the external injuries were not prominent. Prima facie, it appears that she died because of internal injuries. “Her body was sent for a post-mortem to Bhagwati hospital. The reports will make the cause of death clear,” said Bagul.
The police have registered a case of accidental death. “Her father said he does not suspect foul play,” Bagul said. “But it is not clear why she took such an extreme step. Our investigation is underway.”
Smiti was seeing a Malad-based businessman and got engaged to him seven months ago. They were to tie the knot in mid-January. “Her friends and family said she was an extremely cheerful girl. She had recently quit her job,” Bagul said.
The police are yet to record statements of the girl’s family. Her mother left for the US last week to shop for Smiti’s wedding and had not been informed of the suicide. “The family is extremely traumatised. We tried to speak to her father, but he is in shock. We will record their statements on Tuesday or Wednesday,” said Bagul.