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51-year old man dies after jumping from World Trade Centre in Mumbai

By Jay Jackson, Mexico News
14 May 2019, 15:11 GMT+10

MUMBAI, India - A Goods and Service Tax (GST) superintendent has died in an apparent suicide after jumping from the 30th floor of the World Trade Centre in Mumbai.

The 51-year old man, Harendra Kapadia reportedly jumped from the tower at around 6:30pm on Monday night.

It is understood he died on impact.

"Kapadia was fed-up with his illness. Around 8 to ten months ago he had stopped coming to work because of a brain stroke. After that he had gone through brain surgery at Kokilaben hospital," a police officer said Tuesday.

"Three months ago, he resumed work, but he had memory dementia. Initial investigation revealed that he was fed-up with his illness and hence took the drastic step," the officer said.

An investigation has been opened by police to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the national government officer's death.

The World Trade Centre was inaugurated in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay in 1978.

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