Mumbai, May 2: A 50-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping off the terrace of her Versova residence on Tuesday. Two years ago, her husband took life in the similar fashion. The deceased has been identified Shobha Mahesh Abhichandani, a resident of Rajkamal Building near Link Road at Versova. The incident took place 11.15 am on Tuesday, the police said. Abhichandani’s son Neeraj , 25, was in the house when the incident happened. No suicide note was found, the police said.
"We have taken Neeraj’s statements and he told us that her mother had gone to the terrace of the seven-storey building and then jumped from there," said senior police inspector VN Sonawane.
The security guards of the building informed Neeraj about the incident, who then went to the spot and saw his mother lying in a pool of blood, the police said. Shobha’s body was taken to the Cooper Hospital for post-mortem. The police also said that depression could be a reason. The police have not found any suicide note from her residence.
"We were shocked when we learnt about the incident. She was a jovial person and it never looked that she would take such a step. She would do the ‘Art of Living’ course and we can’t still believe that she is not with us," said secretary, Rajkamal Building, RC Mishra.
"I have just heard a loud noise and saw that Shobha madam was lying in a pool of blood," said a security guard. Ironically Shobha’s husband, Mahesh, who was a financer, had also committed suicide by jumping off from an under-construction building at Lokhandwala two years ago.