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'Indian-origin banker's suicide in London is a mystery'

world Updated: Aug 05, 2009 07:25 IST
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The death of a high-flying banker of Indian-origin in the UK by jumping in front of a running train at the Wimbledon railway station in April remains a mystery, according to the coroner hearing his inquest.

Mumbai-born Carl Perreira, 36, was an acquisitions manager at the Allied Irish Bank. On the day he killed himself, he was found to be five times over the legal limit even though he was not known as a heavy drinker.

The inquest at the Westminster Coroner’s Court was told that his suicide was a mystery as he was happily married and was coping well despite the pressures of his job.

Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe recorded an open verdict yesterday, saying it was impossible to be sure what had led Perreira to take his own life, the Daily Mail reported.

Dr Radcliffe said: "It's a little bit of a puzzle really as to where he had been, what he was doing and how he had come to consume so much alcohol. There was no planning, he had no psychiatric history, he was obviously an intelligent, hard-working professional, a well liked person.

She added: "We are aware that working in certain areas of banking understandably can be very stressful, but he seems to have managed for a number of years, coping with the stress.