The body of a 57-year-old businessman who jumped from the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL) in Mumbai was recovered from the Arabian Sea on Tuesday
Tikam Laxmandas Makhija
A resident of Khar, Tikam Makhija drove to the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, parked his car and jumped into the sea on Monday morning.
"The man was disturbed for the past few days," the police official said.
After being alerted about the suicide, the Mumbai Police and fire brigade roped in the Navy, Indian Coast Guard and local fishermen to launch a search to trace Makhija.
A Chetak helicopter of the Indian Navy was pressed into service apart from a team of divers.
The search operation continued on Tuesday and the Navy helicopter spotted a body floating on the sea around 2 pm in the afternoon.
"A rescue team was rushed to spot on a boat and the body was brought to the Chaityabhoomi jetty in Dadar," the police official said.
Family members identified the dead man as Makhija.
A case of accidental death would be registered at the Shivaji Park police station in Dadar.
"After post-mortem, the body will be handed over to the family," he said.
The official said Makhija had slipped into depression after suffering serious head injuries in a road accident at Kalina, a western suburb, last month.
"The businessman underwent surgeries but was upset since then. He would tell his family members about ending life," the official said.
According to the police, a day before he jumped into the sea, Makhija spoke to a relative and talked about suicide.
(with inputs from PTI)