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Hotelier's 40-year-old son jumps off Thane high-rise, dies

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

The son of a hotelier allegedly committed suicide on Friday afternoon by jumping off a high- rise in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said.

Vaibhav Shetty (40), son of a hotelier from suburban Mulund in neighbouring Mumbai, jumped off the 12th floor of a building on GB Road at around 2pm, a Kasarwadavli police station official said.

"He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. We are probing why he took this extreme step. No suicide note has been found. We are looking at CCTV footage of the building and the vicinity," he said.

A video of the incident went viral on social media a few hours later. PTI COR.

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First Published: Fri, November 29 2019. 17:50 IST