Mumbai: An NRI businessman from Mumbai, Shahrukh Engineer, who came to the city from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to celebrate his mother's birthday, committed suicide by jumping off the 10th-floor balcony of his luxury residence at Colaba in south Mumbai.
The police have not confirmed the motive behind the act, but they suspect that the 58-year-old businessman was depressed due to losses he suffered in business in the UAE. The victim is the son of Cyrus Engineer, who is also a renowned businessman.
On Saturday evening, the businessman jumped off the Taj Wellington Mews apartment, after meeting his parents, who are in their 80s.
Shahrukh arrived in India to celebrate his mother Katayun’s birthday. His parents were staying at Taj Wellington Mews, which is managed by a luxury hotel chain in Colaba. Following his meeting with the parents, the businessman went to his room number 1005 and jumped off the balcony, police said.
Though some hotel staff noticed Shahrukh at the parapet and alerted others, they could not stop him. He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital, but doctors declared him brought dead, the police officials added.
As per preliminary information received by the cops, the diseased person had suffered huge losses in his business, Carbonic International, which was into supplying food grade Dry Ice and allied products, in the UAE. He could not even pay the salaries of his employees for the past couple of months.
His family members have not complained of any foul play, the official said. Shahrukh's wife and two sons are also based.
A case for accidental death has been registered under section 174 of CrPC at the local police station and further investigation is underway. The body of the diseased was handed over to the family last rites of the diseased will take place on Monday.
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