A day after a 32-year-old woman advocate allegedly committed suicide by jumping off a Malad (West) high-rise, the police have discovered a two-page suicide note where the woman said she had been sexually assaulted by a relative.
The Malad police have registered a case of rape and abetment to suicide in light of the recent discovery.
“The woman left behind a suicide note in which she has stated that she had gone to Gujarat in March for a few days. There, a distant relative allegedly forced her into sexual acts with him. She has named the person and has held him responsible for her taking the drastic step,” said Vikram Deshmane, deputy commissioner of police, zone XI.
The woman jumped from the 22nd floor of her building around 2pm on Sunday. Minister of state for women, child and rural development Vidya Thakur lives in the same complex, sources said.
A lawyer by profession, the woman used to work with her father, police said. Following inquiries, the police learnt that she had informed her parents about the incident and her relatives too were aware of it.
When asked why no complaint was registered by the woman at the time, DCP Deshmane said they are investigating to ascertain why. The police have sent the suicide note for examination to ascertain its authenticity, said an officer.