Karan Joseph took the extreme step by jumping off a window of the flat, owned by a company where his friend worked. Photograph: (Facebook)
A 29-year-old musician from Bengaluru allegedly committed suicide on Saturday by jumping off the 12th floor of a high-rise building in Mumbai suburb Bandra, 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 residing at the flat since the last month and was reportedly depressed, said senior police inspector of Bandra police station Pandit Thackrey.
At around 8.30 am, Karan was watching television in the living room along with Rishi and other friends After sometime, he got up, went near the window and jumped off it.
He was reportedly in an inebriated state, the official said.
Karan was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead, the police official said, adding that Karan had gone out last night and returned home only this morning.
According to the police no suicide note was found from the spot.
"His mobile phone will be sent to the forensic science laboratory to get any possible lead about the reason behind his death," the official said.
Karan's parents have been informed about the incident and the body will be handed over to his kin after post-mortem. An accidental death report has been registered and probe is underway, he said.
Singer and music director Vishal Dadlani condoled his death on Twitter, stating "it's really unfair how the music scene works in India."
Destroyed. Karan Joseph, one of the most incredible Indian musicians, has committed suicide. Played with Pentagram on our MTV Unplugged set.— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) September 9, 2017
#KaranJoseph was a genius. Should have been far more celebrated than he was. It's really unfair, how the music scene works in India. :(— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) September 9, 2017