Mumbai: Teen who moved to city from US jumps off 17th floor in Kalyan

Updated: 31 October, 2020 09:43 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Senior police inspector Ashok Pawar said that the victim was reading on the balcony from 3 pm to around 6 pm on Thursday when he suddenly jumped off the balcony, which does not have any iron grills

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In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old boy, who had moved with his family from the US to Mumbai during the lockdown, jumped off his 17th-floor apartment in Kalyan. Police officials said the teenager was a resident of Khadakpada area.

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According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the watchman witnessed the incident and informed the victim's family, who rushed him to a nearby private hospital where he was declared brought dead. The family had moved to India from the US during the COVID-19 enforced lockdown.

The victim was in the process of taking admission for FYJC at a local college, a police officer said. Senior police inspector Ashok Pawar said the victim was reading in the balcony from 3 pm to around 6 pm on Thursday. "He suddenly jumped off the balcony, which does not have any iron grills," said Pawar.

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The deceased's father works as a software engineer for a multinational firm and was at home at the time of the incident. He said the police have not found anything suspicious during the preliminary enquiry. "It's a case of suicide. We are in the process of recording statements. We will record detailed statements after the family has performed the last rites," Pawar added.

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First Published: 31 October, 2020 11:00 IST

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