Man Jumps To Death From Third Floor

Published: 20th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2015 04:56 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A 27-year-old man hailing from West Bengal and working as a goldsmith in the city allegedly committed suicide by jumping from third floor of a building on Sunday.

Police identified the deceased as Savrou Batra, working for jeweller Kamal Mishra, at Veerapan Street. Initially, it was alleged that Savrou killed self after a suspected theft of gold by him. However, police said Savrou was in a highly “disturbed state” for the last few days and jumped from the building despite efforts by his colleagues to stop him. “He had joined here for work just 15 days ago and was staying in the building where the goldsmith workshop is located. For the last one week, he was continuously boozing,” said a police officer.

On Sunday evening, he was threatening to commit suicide by jumping from the building. “His colleagues and others were trying to stop him. But he managed to give them a slip and jumped from third floor of the building,” said the officer.

Savrou landed on the ground and died on the spot after heavy bleeding. The police have traced and contacted his parents informing them about the incident. The police are awaiting arrival of his parents to hand over the body after autopsy. The Elephant Gate police have registered a case based on a complaint of Kamal Mishra.

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