Bengaluru boy jumps to death from hotel, livestreams it

The victim, who succumbed to the fall instantly, has been identified as Arjun Bhardwaj, who was studying in a prominent Mumbai college. 

Published: 04th April 2017 01:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2017 11:08 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

MUMBAI: A day after Bengalaru boy Arjun Bhardwaj committed suicide and livestreamed it on Facebook, the Mumbai Police, who are investigating the case, feel that the act was premeditated but the circumstances under which the 23-year-old ended his life are yet to be ascertained.

The Bandra police, who registered a case of accidental death, confirmed that the post-mortem has been conducted and the body was handed over to his father, Hari Narayan Bhardwaj. The post-mortem report is however awaited, a senior official of the Bandra police station told The New Indian Express on Tuesday evening.

"The way the suicide was conducted, the way he wrote the notes, the way he recorded the act on Facebook Live, shows it was premeditated and enough thought process had gone into it," a senior police official said.

The boy was in Chembur in Mumbai with a relative and was in touch with his father a few days ago, police said.

Arjun was a third-year BCom student of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics who hailed from Bengaluru and lived in a flat in Andheri.

He booked a room at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Bandra and checked in at around 3 pm and spent over three hours in his suite before be broke the glass window and jumped around 6.30 pm.

"We are looking at the case in detail. We have spoken to his father but a detailed statement is to be recorded. We would also be speaking to his friends and relatives. We are also checking his social media profile and his posts," the official said.

Asked about reports that the boy was into drugs, the official said that he could comment only after the post-mortem report. "At least, we would come to know whether he had taken any drugs before the suicide," he said.


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