A 47-year-old woman, who worked in the housekeeping department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) died by suicide on Sunday morning. The deceased jumped from 18th-floor balcony of a Bhandup building.
Reena Solanki was living at Triveni Sangam SRA Building, located on Tank Road, Bhandup West, at a relative's house. According to the police, Solanki’s husband died a couple of years ago. She stayed with her son and other relatives in the house.
Health problems took toll on Solanki's finances
Solanki, a resident of Bhandup West's Tembhipada, frequently took leaves because of health, said the police. “She had thyroid problems, and she kept getting body aches and fever every other day, which is why she frequently skipped work. Eventually, she stopped going to work altogether,” said a senior police official at the Bhandup police station, adding that due to her health treatments, the financial situation at their house was subsequently worsening.
“The family was under a lot of pressure due to the money problems and that impacted the victim’s mental health as well. She was diagnosed with depression recently, and the treatment for the same too was going on side by side,” added the official. Major of her treatments was being done at Dr Meena’s Multispeciality Hospital, located in Panchsheel Nagar, Bhandup West.
Three to four days before the incident, Solanki was evidently depressed and tense about her health and money situation, her son told the police. One of Solanki's relative was to send thyroid medicines to her; however on Sunday morning while her son, and a relative, were in the other room, she jumped from her balcony and landed on the open space of the sixth floor. Given the intensity of her fall, she was declared dead before arrival by the hospital, added the police.
Solanki’s son told the police that he does not suspect any foul play behind her death. The police registered a case of accidental death.
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