The bridge is always crowded and Chandane tied the rope to the railing of bridge and jumped off.  “The Chinchwad Bridge is used by local people going to fish. Chandane was seen clutching a rope by the locals, but no one thought much of it,” said a passer by. 

The fire brigade and the police arrived on the spot and hoisted the body, which was later sent for autopsy to Aundh Civil Hospital. Parshuram Patil, inspector (crime), Hinjewadi police station, said “He may have committed suicide while under the influence of alcohol. We also suspect he may have taken the extreme step due to family problems.” 

Tragic: Deceased Balasaheb Mahadev Chandane (inset) a crowd of onlookers at the suicide spot. Pic/Navnath Kaple