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Mumbai: Man ends life by jumping off Bandra-Worli Sea Link, body fished out police


On Tuesday, another suicide incident came to light at Bandra-Worli Sea link, when Worli Police fished out a man’s body who jumped off the Bandra-Worli Sea link. But the police still have to identify the person. “The victim’s body was fished out from the sea and sent for post-mortem. The deceased is yet to be identified and nobody has come forward to claim the body so far,” the official from Worli police station told PTI.

The police have said that, the incident took place on Monday at around 9 pm, when a cab driver called police control room informing that his passenger jumped off the bridge. The man who seemed to in his forties, had caught a cab from Haji Ali junction, and directed the cab driver towards Bandra-Worli Sealink.

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Gajanan Desurkar, senior police inspector, Worli police station, told Hindustan Times, “The man took a taxi from Haji Ali around 9pm. The taxi driver told us he didn’t speak to him through the journey. He asked him to stop the vehicle at the sea link, saying he wanted to relieve himself. The taxi driver refused, but the man fought with him and got him to stop.”

After receiving the call from the taxi driver, the police informed fire brigade officials who reached the spot and began the search operation, but due to dark and cloudy, so the search operation couldn’t continue that night. But the search operation again resumed on early Tuesday morning, after which they pulled out the body of the man Worli side of the bridge.

Gajanan Desurkar, further told Hindustan Times, that the man has still not been identified, as his pants are missing. The pants must have been washed away with tide. The body has been sent to Nair Hospital for post-mortem.

After Worli Police being unable to identify the man, the police have sent a photo to other police stations across the city, from which they will get to know if his family has registered a missing person’s complaint. The Worli Police have circulated the photo of the man on WhatsApp, to find out if the man was local.