A 29-year-old Bengaluru musician, Karan Joseph ended his life by jumping off a high-rise building in suburban Bandra in Mumbai. He allegedly jumped off the window of the flat, owned by a company where his friend Rishi works, at Bullock Road, the police told. Karan had been living there since the last month and was reportedly battling depression, a senior police inspector Pandit Thackrey told.
At around 8:30 am in the morning, Karan was watching TV in the living room with Rishi and other friends. He got up and leapt off the window. He was also reportedly drunk, the official added. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead. The musician has gone out on Friday night and returned home on Saturday morning. No suicide note was recovered from the spot.
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"His mobile phone will be sent to forensic science laboratory to get any possible lead about the reason behind his death," the official said
Karan Joseph’s parents have been informed about the incident and his body will be handed over to the family after autopsy. An accidental death report has been registered and investigation is going on.
On Karan’s sad demise, Vishal Dadlani posted on his Twitter.
"Destroyed. Karan Joseph, one of the most incredible Indian musicians, has committed suicide. Played with Pentagram on our MTV Unplugged set,"
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
RIP Karan Joseph. Thanks for all the great music & may the truth set you free. Fly on to the great gig in the sky.— Warren Mendonsa (@blackstratblues) September 9, 2017