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Youth falls off south Delhi highrise

A young businessman died after falling off a multi-storey building here in what is suspected to be a case of suicide.

Sharad Khurana, said to be in his late 20s, died on the spot after falling off Ansal Chambers in Bikaji Cama Place in southwest Delhi on Friday afternoon, police said.

It was not immediately known whether it was a case of suicide or accident. “We are inquiring into the case and are in touch with his family,” a senior police officer said.

A resident of Rajouri Garden in west Delhi, Khurana was married and owned an air conditioning business establishment in Punjabi Bagh locality.

There has been an increase in incidents of suicides at highrises in the capital of late.

An elderly man on Thursday ended his life by jumping off the district centre in west Delhi’s Janakpuri, infamous for frequent incidents of suicides at its highrises.

A nubile woman had leapt off a commercial building in Nehru Place on last Saturday, while a 27-year-old married woman committed suicide by jumping off Jena Towers in Janakpuri on June 9.

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