A 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide in central Mumbai by jumping off the twenty-third floor of a building at Tardeo. She was a resident of Imperial Tower in Tardeo.
The girl was rushed to civic-run Nair Hospital, where she was declared brought dead. She was a student of Class 10, she jumped from the window of her residence on the 23rd floor of the building around 2:30 am in the morning.
Known as one of the tallest completed buildings in the country, the Imperial is a 60-floor twin-tower residential skyscraper complex. Her body was spotted in the lawn by the security guard of the building, following which he alerted the police.
The girl’s father owns a jewellery business and was out of station for work. Her mother, younger brother and a maidservant were at home when the incident took place. They came to know about her death when a police team knocked on their door with her photograph in hand.
The girl had gone to meet her friends at Pedder Road in south Mumbai and returned home late, said the victim’s mother.
“The exact motive behind the incident is not yet clear. We are examining the CCTV footage of the building. We did not find any suicide note from her home,” police are yet to trace her mobile phone, said her mother.