MUMBAI: A junior college student died reportedly after falling off the seventh floor of a 30-storey upscale residential building in Andheri (West) early on Friday. The deceased Jas Gandhi (17) along with his 22-year-old friend Bharadwaj (a domestic cook) was reportedly drinking liquor on the 15th-floor when he lost his balance and fell off the building. The incident occurred at around 2 am at Raiaskaran/Parthenon residential building at Sahayog Nagar in Andheri (West) when Gandhi, while drinking, was seated on the edge of the sidewall in the refugee area.
Amboli police reached the spot after they received an alert from the police control room. Initially, they did not find Gandhi’s body. “It was an eye-witness from a neighbourhood building who accompanied us and showed the spot where Gandhi was found lying in a pool of blood. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead on admission. A probe is on to know if there was any foul play. A case of accidental death has been registered,” said DCP (Zone IX) Abhishek Trimukhe.
Gandhi, a single child of Milan Gandhi (a retired chartered accountant), stepped out of his flat on Thursday late night and was accompanied by Bharadwaj to the refugee area on the 15th floor where they were high on drink. Gandhi was found screaming for help by the eye-witness from the other building who noticed him saying I am falling. Before he could do anything the teen had fallen. “The deceased’s parents were alerted about the incident after the police team reached the spot. The 22-year-old cook who works in the same building was sloshed and was unaware about the incident,” said additional commissioner of Police (West region) Manoj Sharma.
Amboli police senior inspector Someshwar Kamte said it would have been difficult to locate the deceased if there had been no eyewitness. Because hardly 13 flats had been occupied out of the 125 flats in the upscale tower. “While falling the deceased tried to grip the wall but got misbalance,” said Kamte.
In another cas, an elderly man ended his life by jumping off the seventh-floor terrace of Sagar Sanjog building in Andheri (West) on Friday morning. Bansi Hariyani (70) took the extreme step after he stepped out of his first floor flat in the building at around 7 am. The incident happened at around 7.15 am when Hariyani’s wife tried to check about his whereabouts and called her brother-in-law who resides in the same building. “They noticed Hariyani lying in a pool of blood on the building premise. Hariyani’s family members said he was undergoing psychiatrist treatment for the last 20 years as he was under depression. He has returned from the UK a month-and-a-half after staying with his son who is working there,” said Versova police senior inspector Raghvendra Thakur.
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