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A day after mother’s death, woman from Mumbai suburbs jumps to death from 27th floor

Mumbai city news: The police said that the woman, Hetal Dhiraj Parmar, was being treated for depression.

mumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2017 01:11 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,Thane,NRI
The woman jumped off this building in Thane on Sunday. (Praful Gangurde)

A day after her mother passed away in Pune, a 37-year-old woman, who moved to the US with her husband two years ago, jumped to death from the 27th floor of a posh building in Thane on Sunday.

The police said that the woman, Hetal Dhiraj Parmar, was being treated for depression.

Her husband is an IT engineer in the US. The couple does not have any children.

The incident came to light when the watchman saw the body lying on the ground at Rustomjee Building in Majiwada at 3.30am.

She flew from the US to Mumbai after she was informed about her mother’s death, said the police. She reached Mumbai late on Saturday night and switched off her mobile phone. “Her father and mother-in-law had gone to the airport to receive her. As her phone was off, they could not contact her. The in-laws waited at the airport till early morning and was told by the watchman about their daughter-in-law’s death. They rushed to hospital,” said S Lokhande, deputy commissioner of Zone 5.

The in-laws said that Hetal was close to her mother and that they were planning to go to Pune in the afternoon, said the police

“We are still trying to find out the reason behind the death. We have taken the statement of her in-laws. We have registered an accidental death report with Kapurbawdi police station,” added Lokhande.


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