Doctor returns from visarjan, hangs self

Sep 22, 2012, 06:51 IST | Shiva Devnath

The number of suicides in the western suburbs has been rising alarmingly, and Thursday saw the figure go up by two. Both suicides happened in Borivali.

Two residents of the suburb ended their lives in separate incidents. 

In one case, a 56-year-old doctor was found hanging at his residence in Borivali (West) on Thursday night.

Blue Bell Apartments
Abrupt end: The Blue Bell Apartments located at the Royal Complex area in Borivali (West) where Anita Hitendra Jain ended her life. Pic/Nimesh Dave

Dr Atul Gandhi, owner of Gandhi Nursing Home in Borivali (West), was undergoing treatment for a psychiatric disorder for the past seven years. 

Gandhi resided with his wife Darshini on the third floor of Moti Apartments located in Manas-Moti Complex near St Lawrence School in the vicinity of MHB colony.

Back home early
Gandhi and Darshini had gone to a relative’s home for Ganpati visarjan yesterday. While Gandhi returned to his apartment early, his wife stayed back.

“Darshini returned home at 8.30 pm and rang the doorbell, but no one responded. She then rang her husband’s mobile number, but he did not answer,” said PI Subhash Vede from the MHB police station. “She then used a spare key to enter, only to find her husband hanging from a rope used to dry clothes in the passage of the flat.”

Gandhi’s two children are both medical students studying outside the city.

No suicide note was recovered and the police registered a case of accidental death and are investigating. 

Woman jumps to death from 14th floor
In another case in Borivali, Anita Hitendra Jain (30) jumped to her death from the 14th floor of the Blue Bell Apartments at the Royal Complex area in Borivali (West) at 9.30 pm on Thursday. She did not leave a suicide note behind. Anita lived on the third floor with her husband, two children and her in-laws and the family had been invited for the ‘arti’ of the Ganpati in the building.

She handed over her son Vansh (2) to her husband, who owns a hardware shop in Borivali (West) and said she would return in a few minutes. She then allegedly went to the terrace and jumped. She fell right outside the Ganpati pandal and residents gathered below witnessed her fall. The police registered a case of accidental death and are investigating. 

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