Teen spoke for 3 hours on phone before suicide
A 16-year-old Kandivli resident who jumped from the terrace of a seven-storey building on Tuesday night was continuously in touch with someone for over three hours before his suicide.Updated: Feb 28, 2009 00:55 IST
A 16-year-old Kandivli resident who jumped from the terrace of a seven-storey building on Tuesday night was continuously in touch with someone for over three hours before his suicide.
Nair, a first-year junior college science student, who lived at Aarti-Avishkar Building in Kandivli (West), reportedly jumped off Pushpa Paradise Building more than a kilometre away. “We have requested for Nair’s mobile phone records to find
out whom was he talking to minutes before he jumped to death,” said Police Sub-Inspector Hanumant Wadrade.
“We will also look at whether he had any friends in the area from where he committed suicide,” said Wadrade.
“Nair must have chosen the suicide spot for a reason, which could also involve a girl. We are also looking into whether he was going through a family problem.”
The teenager was the only son of the proprietor of a finance consultancy.
The police will also check the boy’s profiles on social networking websites and e-mails.
The boy’s parents reportedly told the police that he was hooked to the Internet.
“We spoke to Nair’s teacher who told us he was doing well academically and had no issues — so we are now looking at other angles and possibilities,” said Wadrade.
Nair’s parents, however, have not given any statement regarding this to the police. They told the police that he had left college at 6 pm after giving a Chemistry exam and did not return home. “After waiting for him for an hour they tried calling him on his mobile phone but it was continuously engaged till a few minutes before he ended his life,” said Wadrade.
First Published: Feb 28, 2009 00:54 IST