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Mumbai: 33-yr-old man jumps off Bandra-Worli Sea Link

Friday, 29 August 2014 - 6:32am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL), a landmark of the city, seems to be getting attention for all the wrong reasons lately. On Thursday, yet another person jumped off the sea link in a bid to kill himself. This is the second such incident this month.

Who's the jumper?
The Worli police have identified the man as Chintan Bharat Shah, 33, a resident of Mahavir Nagar in Kandivli (West). He is married and employed with a private finance company.

Is he alive or dead?
The police and fire brigade are still searching for his body in the sea, and, hence, haven't yet confirmed.

So, what did he do?
Shah is said to have been north-bound in his white i20 car, when, sometime in the evening, he is said to have stopped on the sea link and jumped.

What are the police saying?
"We were informed around 7pm... our men immediately rushed to the spot and informed fire brigade officials," said senior inspector Sunil Jain.
"The police, after reaching the spot, started looking for Shah's body along with the fire brigade. Meanwhile, when his car was inspected, some papers ascertaining his identity were found. That's how we were able to call and inform his family," said deputy commissioner of police (zone III) S Jaykumar.

Who was the other who jumped this month?
On August 19, 70-year-old businessman from Parel Lalchand Rathod committed suicide after jumping off the sea link. Rathod had allegedly been suffering from depression.

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