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20-year-old newly-wed in Mumbai jumps from 14th floor, dies

The girl had got married 45 days ago and lived in a joint family

mumbai Updated: Mar 17, 2018 13:54 IST
Faisal Tandel
Faisal Tandel
Hindustan Times
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The woman committed suicide on Friday morning. (HT File/Representational Image )

A 20-year-old newly married woman committed suicide by jumping from the 14th floor of a high-rise building in Tardeo on Friday morning.

The woman, identified as Chaya Kailash Bhutiya, 20, was taken to Nair hospital, where she was declared dead. The Tardeo police have registered a case of accidental death.

She was a resident of the 16-storey Ganesh building at MP Mill compound, Tardeo. The family are hawkers, who exchange utensils for clothes. The building was a part of the Slum Redevelopment Project.

Chaya married 45 days ago and lived in a joint family. Sources claim she went to the bathroom around 3am and stayed in for a long time.

“When she did not come out, a family member started knocking on the door. But she had removed the glass from the bathroom windows and was standing on the bamboo outside, which was installed for repair work. Family members then broke the door around 4am and informed the police. But Chaya, with the help of bamboos, climbed down to the 14th floor,” said an officer. Before the police could convince her to come down, she jumped.

“She was taken to Nair hospital, where the doctor’s declared her dead on arrival. The post-mortem reports are awaited,” said an official.

Virendra Sharma, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 5, said, “The reason is yet not known. Investigation is on.”

First Published: Mar 17, 2018 00:58 IST