Man from Uttar Pradesh jumps of Bandra Worli Sealink, found unconsious near Shivaji Park

Officials search for body, try to establish identity of the man who committed suicide on Thursday morning

mumbai Updated: Jan 05, 2018 16:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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A taxi driver driving through the sealink called the police control room at 11.45am and reported the incident.(HT File Photo)

A man who had jumped from the Bandra-Worli Sealink on Thursday morning was found near the shore at Chaityabhoomi in Shivaji Park within seven hours.

The Worli police said they had received a call at 11.50am on Thursday informing them that a man had jumped off the sealink, from pole number 90, towards Worli. The eyewitness of the incident, who is a taxi driver, called the police control room when he was driving through the sealink and saw the man jump.

Gajanan Desurkar, senior police inspector of Worli police station, said that after the call, they had informed the fire brigade and had started tracing the man’s body assuming him to be dead. “We were searching for him with the help of the fire brigade and a few swimmers,” said Desurkar.

However, by evening they received another call that the man had swam towards the shore.

The police officers found the man unconscious, after which, he was rushed to the KEM Hospital. The police officers said that the man has been identified as Nikhar Shahu, from Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh. “We are now trying to find out the reason behind his suicide attempt,” said a police officer from the Worli police station.

First Published: Jan 04, 2018 15:32 IST