Former Tata Motors official allegedly commits suicide in Mumbai

A former senior officer with Tata Motors jumped to death from a high-rise in Parel in central Mumbai, police said on Saturday.

Published: 06th August 2017 12:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2017 12:20 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

MUMBAI: A former senior officer with Tata Motors jumped to death from a high-rise in Parel in central Mumbai, police said on Saturday.     

Prashant Sibal (43) was found in a pool of blood at around 8 in the morning on Friday after he allegedly jumped from his 15th floor flat in Kalpataru Habitat in Parel. Police rushed him to a hospital but he was declared dead before admission, said Dilip Ugale, senior police inspector at the Kalachouki Police Station.

"Sibal was a former general manager in the sales department of Tata Motors. He had been terminated from service last year," Ugale told PTI. However, in a late evening statement, Tata Motors' spokesperson said that Sibal had opted for voluntary retirement.

"We are fully cooperating with the concerned authorities investigating this matter," the statement said.   

Inspector Ugale said that police found a suicide note in Sibal's bedroom. "It does not blame anybody," he said.     

Sibal's family told the police that he was under treatment for depression since April. He used to remain aloof and sometimes locked himself in his room, Ugale said, adding that the police had registered a case of accidental death and further probe was on. 

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