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What forced pianist Karan Joseph to commit suicide? Bandra cops probe abetment

Karan had recently shifted to his friend Rishi Shah’s Bandstand apartment, and had informed Rishi of a tiff he had with some people at a restaurant.

mumbai Updated: Sep 11, 2017 17:09 IST
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Karan Joseph had come to Mumbai two months ago.
Karan Joseph had come to Mumbai two months ago.

What forced 29-year-old pianist Karan Joseph to commit suicide? Who was the person or people who beat him up? And what was the severity of the threats that Karan received which caused him to commit suicide? The Bandra police are probing all possible angles to figure out who abetted his suicide.

This was specifically after Karan’s father Thomas Joseph asked police officials to check his son’s mobile phone messages, which could possibly hint at what may have led to the suicide. Karan Joseph committed suicide by jumping from the 12th floor of a building on Saturday morning, in front of two of his friends, one of whom is from Estonia.

Karan had recently shifted to his friend Rishi Shah’s Bandstand apartment, and had informed Rishi of a tiff he had with some people at a restaurant.

“Rishi has told us about Karan mentioning a tiff. And we are also looking at his phone messages. We are checking both angles to find out if there is any abetment to his suicide,” said a Bandra police officer, requesting anonymity.

The incident took place around 8.45am on Saturday. During the time of the incident, Shah was in the house, along with Estonian national Suzana Usma. The duo were drinking juice, when the musician suddenly got up and jumped.

Joseph was seated at the window for around two hours. He suddenly got up and before his friends could react, Joseph jumped, police said. An officer further said, “The friends in the statement said that the three met in the night and were listening to music and eating food the whole night.

According to the police, since the time he came in, Joseph looked depressed and was just sitting at the window. The two friends even inquired but he refused to talk, police said

Police have learnt that the victim had been to a friend’s house in Bandra itself and investigating what lead to the incident.

“We have identified the person Joseph was with for four hours in the night. We are recording his statement and we will find out what led him to commit suicide,” said an officer.