In a tragic and shocking incident in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, a 30-year-old woman jumped from the 13th floor of a building in Khokhra to commit suicide at 7 am on Thursday. However, she landed on top of a 69-year-old man on the ground, who was returning from his daily morning walk.
As per reports, 30-year-old Mamata Hansraj Rathi, a resident of Surat, had come to stay in her brother’s house for her treatment. Mamata was reportedly suffering from multiple illnesses. Her brother Rajendra Bhutda lived on the 13th floor of the Parishkar Apartments building.
Mamata had arrived with her husband and 4-year-old daughter seeking treatment in Ahmedabad and had stayed at her brother’s house. Among other physical ailments, she was reportedly suffering from severe insomnia and had not slept in the last fortnight. She is also said to have been in a disturbed mental state. Mamata’s husband owns a clothing store in Surat. Mamata’s family have informed that she was fed up of her illness and may have been driven to the edge in despair.
As Mamata jumped from the 13th floor, in a terrible turn of fate, she landed on top of one Balu Gamit, a 69-year-old retired teacher who lived on the second floor of the same building. Balu was returning from his morning walk.
Inspector RT Udavat from the Amraiwadi police station has informed Times of India that while Mamata died from the impact, Gamit suffered serious head injuries and died at the spot.
The police had sent both bodies for post-mortem and registered a case for accidental death for now till the investigation completes. They added that while Gamit’s family has been in deep shock, Rathi’s family have locked their house and left for Surat. The police are also examining the CCTV footage from the building.