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‘Financial crisis’ forces Kolkata lawyer to jump off Jeevan Sudha building on Chowringhee

He had also sent a WhatsApp message to his wife before ending his life

Our Special Correspondent | Published 06.04.22, 06:29 AM
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A 45-year-old lawyer jumped to his death from one of the floors of the 19-storey Jeevan Sudha building on JL Nehru Road in the city’s central business district on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

A suicide note found in his pocket suggested that Utpal Roy was in financial distress, the police said.

“Roy, a resident of Shyama Prasad Pally at Purba Putiary in the Regent Park area, jumped off the building at 42/C JL Nehru Road around 4.15pm,” an officer of Shakespeare Sarani police station said.

He was declared dead at SSKM Hospital.

“We found a note in his pocket. It was apparent from the note that he was in a financial crisis. He had also sent a WhatsApp message to his wife before committing suicide,” the officer said.

Last week, a city businessman had died after falling from the 11th floor of a highrise on Loudon Street.

The police suspect he had committed suicide unable to tide over the losses his business had suffered.

Last updated on 06.04.22, 06:29 AM
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