The police said Arjun Bhardwaj, third-year BCom student of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics who hailed from Bengaluru, lived in a flat in Andheri, but checked into the hotel around 3 pm in April 2017, and spent over three hours in his suite before allegedly shattering the glass window and hurtling himself off the building at 6.30 pm.
He was rushed to Lilavati Hospital, where he was declared dead. Right before he allegedly killed himself, Bhardwaj recorded a live video on "five steps" to killing oneself. In the video, which lasted 1 minute and 44 seconds, he was seen saying the video was a tutorial on committing suicide.
He then lists the five steps - write notes to people, get drunk, eat, check out the view and die. The youth ended the video with a smile and a goodbye. Seconds later, he allegedly jumped to his death.
The police have also learnt from his friends that he'd been sounding suicidal for over a fortnight. Continued from Police recovered at least seven short notes written by Arjun, a student of the Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, in the hotel room before his death. In one of the notes he said, "Thanks Anushka for preventing two previous attempts." (The above image may be emotionally disturbing and not be suitable for all ages. Please view it with discretion)
In another note, he'd written that he was unable to take care of his mental health and hence, was taking the drastic step. Arjun also explained to his father Chatur Harinarayan Bhardwaj in a note that he'd started abusing drugs to handle his mental health, adding that he wanted to overcome his present mental state. He said he was thankful for all his friends.
A source said the police believe that the act was premeditated "since he walked into the hotel, broadcast a video on Facebook and posted a photograph with the caption 'View to die for'."
Instagram account of 23-year-old Arjun Bharadwaj, who jumped to his death from the 19th-floor suite of Bandra's luxury hotel, littered with suicidal signs. Pic/ Arjun Bhardwaj Instagram
Arjun had checked into the hotel at 3 pm on Monday and spent a few hours in the room and first wrote the notes. Then, he drank wine and ate pasta, after which he began a live video on Facebook.
The cops also questioned two of his friends to understand the reason behind his mental disturbance. "They told the cops that Arjun was sounding depressed and suicidal for over a fortnight. He constantly spoke about ending his life and how his life was of no use for him because of his drug habits," said an official source. Pic/ Arjun Bhardwaj Instagram
Some locals who were alerted by the sound of the glass breaking also made a video of the act." Arjun's body was later handed over to his family, who cremated him in the Ghatkopar crematorium Pic/ Arjun Bhardwaj Instagram
Remember last year when a 24-year-old youth streamed live a video about steps to commit suicide before jumping to death from the 19th floor of a luxury hotel in Bandra, Mumbai. Here are some tragic details of the death