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Chandigarh businessman commits suicide in Delhi

According to the police the businessman was facing financial problems that led to the suicide.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 05, 2007 19:44 IST

A high-profile Chandigarh-based businessman jumped to his death from a building in Delhi's shopping hub Connaught Place on Thursday possibly because of financial problems, police said.

The incident occurred at 10.30 am when Jagdish Kalsi, owner of the company Kalsi Tyre, committed suicide after jumping from the 16th floor of Amba Deep building in Connaught Place.

Kalsi, 69, came to the capital a few days back to meet his younger brother, who stays at Malcha Marg. It was this same brother to whom Kalsi sent an SMS saying he was about to kill himself, police said.

"We have recovered two envelopes from the body of the deceased and these carry some telephone numbers of his relatives," Assistant Commissioner of Police Gurbax Lal Mehta said.

"Our initial investigations suggest that he had some financial troubles, which might have forced him to take this extreme step," he added.

First Published: Apr 05, 2007 15:33 IST