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Greater Noida: Domestic help dies after falling from 12th floor, suicide suspected

The woman and her mother worked as domestic helps in various flats of a highrise in Gaur City

noida Updated: May 04, 2017 23:39 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
Greater Noida,Gaur City,Galaxy Apartments
The woman’s family is baffled as to the reason behind her suspected suicide.(Reprsentative Photo)

An 18-year-old woman died on Thursday after she allegedly jumped off the 12th floor of a highrise in Gaur City in Greater Noida where she started working as a domestic help six months ago.

The incident took place around 11am on Thursday when, hearing a thud and a shriek, the ground floor residents of Galaxy Apartments came out to the courtyard and found her body covered in blood.

Vinod Kumar Pandey, station house officer (SHO), Bisrakh police station, said, “The girl seems to have jumped off the 12th floor. We were informed about the incident through a police control room call. We have sent the body for a postmortem exam and are waiting for the reports. The woman had sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.”

Police said the woman has been identified as Nishu, who lived with her parents at Biharipura in Ghaziabad. She would come with her mother to Galaxy Apartments where both worked as domestic helps in various flats.

On Thursday, after completing their work in two flats, they were seen heading towards a flat on the 12th floor.

Police sources said they were informed by locals that the two would enter flats together, but that morning, Nishu’s mother entered a flat while she was seen waiting outside. The incident took place some time after that, they said. Pandey said there was no sign of a scuffle or anything suspicious.

Nishu’s father Jagdish told the police that his daughter did not seem upset even when he dropped her and his wife to work in the morning and nor were there any issues that could have affected her. No suicide note was recovered either.

Police said the family hails from Bulandshahr and has been living Ghaziabad for a decade. Nishu had started working as a domestic help just six months ago.

“We are waiting for the autopsy reports, after which we will be able to establish the cause of death,” said Pandey.

First Published: May 04, 2017 23:39 IST