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Musician from Bengaluru jumps off Mumbai high-rise

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Musician from Bengaluru jumps off Mumbai high-rise Karan was living at a flat in Mumbai for the past one month and was reportedly depressed. Photo: FB page

Mumbai: A 29-year-old musician from Bengaluru allegedly committed suicide Saturday by jumping off the 12th floor of a high-rise building in suburban Bandra here, the police said.

Karan Joseph took the extreme step by jumping off a window of the flat, owned by a company where his friend Rishi Shah works, at Bullock Road, they said.

Karan was living at the flat for the last month and was reportedly depressed, said senior police inspector of Bandra police station Pandit Thackrey.

Around 8.30 am, Karan along with Rishi and other friends was watching television in the living room. After sometime, he got up, went near the window and jumped off it. He was reportedly in an inebriated state, the officer said.

Karan was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead, the officer said, adding Karan had gone out Friday night and returned home only Saturday morning.

According to the police, no suicide note was found from the spot.

"His mobile phone will be sent to forensic science laboratory to get any possible lead about the reason behind his death," the officer said.

Karan's parents have been informed about the incident and the body will be handed over to his kin after postmortem. An accidental death report has been registered and probe is underway, he said.

Reacting to the incident, singer and music director Vishal Dadlani tweeted, "Destroyed. Karan Joseph, one of the most incredible Indian musicians, has committed suicide. Played with Pentagram on our MTV Unplugged set."

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