The 18-year-old son of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) CEO Milind Mhaiskar was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a posh residential building in Malabar Hill on the morning of July 19. His body was found below the building over an hour later. The police have registered an accidental death report and have detained two of his friends in connection with the death. The cause of his death is still unknown.
Minutes before Manpreet Sahans, 14, jumped to death, allegedly after he played the infamous ‘Blue Whale Game’ on July 31. His friends later revealed that he had posted a picture of his feet dangling off the terrace with the chilling words, "Soon the only thing you would be left with is a picture of me." Cops are worried that he may be the first Indian victim of the Blue Whale suicide challenge that has claimed over 130 lives globally.
A college student allegedly committed suicide at her residence in suburban Andheri on August 1.The deceased has been identified as Pramukhada Gavar, a resident of Juhu Lane in Andheri. She consumed 62 tablets at around 2.10 pm, said police. The girl was taken to nearby hospital where doctors declared her dead on arrival, they said
A young inmate of Thane Central Jail reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself in the toilet in the wee hours of July 30 - between 2.30 am and 2.45 am. The jail authorities said that he used his T-shirt to hang himself from the grill of the window and a preliminary inquiry, by speaking with other inmates in the jail, revealed that Baranwal was depressed over not getting bail. Ashish Anup Baranwal, a resident of Virar's Kaman-Dongarpada area, had been arrested last year in the gang rape case of a minor.
After putting up a Facebook post, holding four people responsible for his death, a young man committed suicide by jumping before a train between Borivali and Kandivali stations on the evening of July 26. According to police, the deceased has been identified as Vikesh Vishwakarma, who resided in Poisar area of Kandivali East and worked for Vodafone. Investigation has revealed that after posting the names on July 23, Vikesh went missing. As per the police, it is likely the boy took the drastic step after he had a fight with some people residing nearby
The teenager from Jalpaiguri district consumed pesticide on July 16 after she was allegedly scolded by her parents for fighting with her younger brother over watching a television programme.
Sexual assault by a group of boys in Powai pushed two minors over the edge, traumatising them to the extent that both committed suicide by consuming poison. The younger victim, a 10-year-old boy died first the second, 13-year-old boy died a few days later after being in a coma for a day. The police said that according to the victim, the incident occurred on July 6 when he and his friend were going to tuition classes. After the incident, the two carried on and reached class. The tuition teacher noticed that both appeared scared. She tried to communicate with them, but they refused to say anything to her either. One of the boy’s father said that the teacher told him about the incident, but he ignored it, think it was a ‘phase’.
Komal Sanjay Pandekar (16) from Sambhaji Nagar in Wagle Estate, hung herself on June 14, as she was unsatisfied with her score. According to police, she has left a suicide note, which mentions that she took the extreme step because she was depressed about her performance.
15-year-old Kaustubh Mungekar from Nashik committed suicide in June 13, fearing failure in the examination. He took the extreme step even before he got to know his results. A suicide case has been registered at Ambad police station. Kaustab was a student of St Francis School in Tidko Colony of Nashik
16-year-old Chetan Ramesh Patil from Nandara village in Jalgaon killed himself after he failed in English and Mathematics. The incident took place around 2 pm on June 13 when Chetan's mother and his younger brother Bunty were not at home. After checking his results at a cyber café, he returned home and hanged himself using his mother's dupatta.
Not being able to bear the shock of failing in four subjects in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination, 18-year-old Dipti More, a resident of Panchasheel Nagar in Sion (East), committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence on June 1. Her father says that he knew she would be depressed by her results and hid them from her, but she found out from some other source and took the extreme step.
Prithvi Vavhal hung himself at his house in sector 14 in Sanpada on May 27 when his family members were away. The 7-year-old student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in adjoining Navi Mumbai for failing the class XII CBSE examination.
A seventeen-year-old girl on May 19 allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan in her school due to family problems. Simran, a class XII student of a private school in Rani- Ka-Bagh area, was found hanging in her classroom after which school management informed the police. The school says that she was depressed due to family problems and the fact that her father had died a few years ago.
A 19-year-old Kalyan resident allegedly committed suicide by lying on the railway track in front of a Titwala-bound train on On May 16. Police sources say the suicide may have been planned as the teenager's phone was already formatted and the SIM card thrown away. The deceased, Snehal Sathe, a beautician who lives in Namdev Killa in the Nandivli area of Kalyan. Her parents were divorced and the police say that she had broken up with her boyfriend just before the suicide which could have been one reason for her to have taken the drastic step.
A teenage girl committed suicide in West Bengal's Nadia district after her lover allegedly cheated on her and was marrying someone else.The police said, Jasmine Khatoon, a class 11 student from Nadia district's Hanskhali, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself on hearing that her boyfriend Pisa Mondal was on his way to marry a different girl. The incident occurred on May 1 and the police arrested her boyfriend for abetting suicide.
Oshin (15) and her mother Dr Jasmine Patel (45), allegedly killed themselves, leaving behind a suicide note dated April 20. On finding them dead after returning home, the grief-stricken husband, engineer Indrajeet Dutta (50), hanged himself as well, after writing a suicide note on April 22. In her suicide note, Dr Patel, who ran a clinic in Kamothe, said she was taking her life owing to a protracted illness. She said she didn't want to leave her daughter behind, and so they had made a suicide pact. She expressed her wish to donate both bodies to KEM Hospital for research, the police said.
An 11-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide at home in the southern fringes of the city following an altercation with a friend at her school, police said April 18. Shrestha Dey (11), a student of class VI, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her room in Parnasree area on the night of April 18. According to a suicide note recovered from the bed inside the room, the girl committed suicide following a quarrel with a friend at school over tiffin earlier in the day.
A teenager in West Bengal allegedly committed suicide on July 23, after an argument with her brother over a headphone. The police said that the 19-year-old girl from South 24 Parganas district's Baruipur allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself. The body was recovered from her bedroom Image The teenager from Jalpaiguri district consumed pesticide on July 16 after she was allegedly scolded by her parents for fighting with her younger brother over watching a television programme.