An occupant of a rented flat in Sion allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence on Wednesday night. Maharashtra state legislature principal secretary Anant Khalse is the owner of the flat, said the police.
The deceased, Ankit Jain, 30, had been staying in the flat at Pratiksha Nagar in Sion with his wife, who is one-month pregnant, since March 2011. Originally from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, Jain got married in February and is working in a private firm at Bandra-Kurla Complex.
According to the police, Jain was alone at home when the incident took place. His wife had gone to her cousin’s residence at Chunabhatti a few days ago and hadn’t returned since then.
Jain’s brother-in-law was trying to get in touch with him on his mobile phone since last three days but his calls went unanswered, said the police. On Thursday night he went to Jain’s residence and when there was no answer after ringing the doorbell for several minutes he suspected foul play. He called the fire brigade following which the door was broken.
“Jain’s body was found lying on the floor, a rope tied around his neck and the ceiling fan next to him. It appears that he had committed suicide at least a day before as his body was starting to decompose. The fan came crashing down as it could not take the weight for long,” said V B Bhosale, senior police inspector of Wadala TT police station.
The police found a suicide note in the house in which Jain had written that he was not successful in keeping his parents and his wife happy.
The police said the exact motive that prompted Jain to take the drastic step is still unclear. Jain’s wife will be questioned to ascertain why, even after being in the city, she had been staying away from her husband, said the police.