Pianist's suicide: Abetment of suicide case registered against unknown person

Police accepts his mother's application to file FIR, statement of friends recorded

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Pianist's suicide: Abetment of suicide case registered against unknown person
Pianist Karan Joseph who jumped to his death on Saturday


On Monday, the Bandra police registered a case of abetment to commit suicide against an unknown person after the mother of pianist Karan Joseph submitted an application to the police to probe the case and register a first information report (FIR). The 29-year-old pianist jumped to his death on Saturday. The police so far have taken statements of two friends and have seized the cellphones, which will be sent at Kalina Forensic Laboratory.

Joseph, a well known pianist in the music industry allegedly jumped to death from Concord building at Bandra. He was living at the flat with his friend Rishi Shah, CEO and publisher of Rave magazine. A female friend, too, was present at the time of the incident. On the day of the incident, Joseph was speaking over the phone, and sent a message to one of his friends saying "Thanks Bro", after which he jumped to his death.

According to the Bandra police, Joseph was drunk during the incident and had partied all night. Friends who had gathered outside RN Cooper Hospital said they suspected foul play.

Joseph's father also expressed shock. "My son was not a person who would kill himself so easily. We wanted a police probe in the case. The police advised us to file a formal complaint so that they can begin the investigations," Thomas Joseph said.

"My wife's statement that describes the entire conversation with him a day before the incident has been recorded. We hope that the probe will lead to the arrest of the person who pushed my son to his death," he said.


Zonal deputy commissioner Paramjit Singh Dahiya said, "We have registered a case under section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against an unknown person. The mother of the victim gave her statement on the basis of which we registered the FIR. The complainant has also shared the conversation between her and the victim. Statements of his friends have been recorded. We are probing the case."

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