Jobless man ‘jumps to death’ in S Kol
Times of India, 05 December 2020
Kolkata: A 63-year-old was found dead outside his residence in the wee hours of Friday. Prima facie, cops suspect that the man, Soumitra Sen, ended his life by jumping off the balcony of his three-storey building on Golf Club Road near MR Bangur Hospital after he lost his job during the lockdown around seven months ago. Before that, he used to work as an accountant with a small private firm. He is survived by his wife and daughter. No suicide note was recovered so far.
“His wife is a homemaker while his daughter is preparing for competitive exams. The family had no financial issue when the man worked with a top company. The family has been living in this house as tenants for decades. Neighbours told us that the man was friendly and they never realised that he had been suffering from any depression,” said an officer of Jadavpur police station. “We shall speak to the family. They were not aware when Sen had gone to the balcony,” the officer added.
“We were informed around 3am from the P-block of Golf Club Road that a person had jumped off the balcony. We found that some locals had gathered there. We identified the man and contacted with his family who corroborated that Sen had jumped by himself and become unconscious. He was rushed by neighbours to Baghajatin state general hospital and then to AMRI hospital at Dhakuria, where he was declared brought dead around 3.50am.
During the enquiry so far, we found no foul play. No complaint has been lodged till now,” said DC (SSD), Rashid Munir Khan.
Meanwhile, three other suicides were reported from Thakurpukur, PC Boral Street in central Kolkata and Jadavpur.