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Sunday, Sep 22, 2019

Teen girl commits suicide by jumping off 23th floor of Mumbai high-rise

The girl was a resident of Imperial Tower in Tardeo.

mumbai Updated: Oct 27, 2018 20:02 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Policer says the motive behind the suicide is still unclear and inquiry is on.
Policer says the motive behind the suicide is still unclear and inquiry is on.(Reuters File Photo)

A 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by jumping off her 23rd floor residence in a high-rise at Tardeo in central Mumbai on Saturday, police said.

The victim, Priyanka Amarish Kothari, a resident of Imperial Tower in Tardeo, ended her life in the wee hours, a police official said.

The Imperial is a 60-floor twin-tower residential skyscraper complex, known as one of the tallest completed buildings in the country.

“The girl, who was studying in Class X, jumped from the window of her residence on the 23rd floor of the building around 2.30 am,” the official said.

Her body was spotted lying on the lawn by the security guard of the building, following which the police were alerted, he said.

“The girl was rushed to civic-run Nair Hospital, where she was declared brought dead,” he said.

The family members of the girl got to know about her death, when the police team knocked on their door with her photograph in hand, senior inspector of Tardeo police station, Sanjay Surve, said.

Her father, who is in the jewellery business, was out of station for work. Her mother, younger brother and a maid servant were at home when the incident took place, he said.

According to the victim’s mother, the girl had gone to meet her friends at Pedder Road in south Mumbai and returned home late, the official said.

Priyanka’s body was handed over to the family members after the post-mortem, he said.

“The exact motive behind the incident is not yet clear. We are examining the CCTV footage of the building. We did not find any suicide note from her home,” he said adding that police were yet to trace her mobile phone.

“As of now, we are not sure what exactly happened with the girl. Things will be clearer when we question her family members and friends,” he said.

First Published: Oct 27, 2018 14:25 IST