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Father of pianist who jumped to death in Mumbai wants cops to check phone for clues

The father told the cops that Joseph had sent some messages from his phone to one of his good friends before committing suicide.

mumbai Updated: Sep 11, 2017 09:57 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
Karan Joseph had come to Mumbai two months ago.

The father of a 29-year-old pianist, who jumped to his death from the 12th floor of a building in Bandra on Saturday, has asked the police to check his mobile messages sent to his good friend. Karan Joseph’s father, who is doctor, believes this may give them clues.

Karan jumped from the building in the presence of his two friends, one of whom is from Estonia.

According to the Bandra police, Karan recently moved to his friend Rishi Shah’s Bandstand apartment. His parents live in Bangalore.

“Shah told us that Joseph was depressed after he had a tiff with some people at a restaurant. He said people had some problems with him. Joseph’s father Thomas has told us that he has sent some messages from his phone to one of his good friends before committing suicide. We are checking both angles,” said a Bandra police official.

The incident took place at 8.45am on Saturday. Shah, who works with a music magazine, and Estonian national Suzana Usma were home at the time of accident at 8.45am on Saturday. They were drinking juice when Karan suddenly got up and jumped.

An officer from Bandra police station, requesting anonymity, said, “Karan had come to the city to make a career in music. During the time of the incident, two servants were also present in the house.” Karan was seated near the window for two hours. He suddenly got up and leapt off, before his friends could react, the police said.

First Published: Sep 11, 2017 09:57 IST