Woman, daughters plunge to death from city highrise
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Family wiped out z Ailing husband died two days ago, entire property donated to Rabindra Bharati University
A 70-year-old woman and her two daughters allegedly jumped to their deaths from the 35th floor of a highrise building of a residential apartment in south Kolkata late Thursday night. Security guards of the South City Apartment said they heard a loud thud around 2.30 am and rushed to the spot to find the three bodies lying in a pool of blood.
Police said Anita Mukhopadhyay (70) and her daughters, Mukuta Mukhopadhyay (35) and Kheya Mukhopadhyay (30), who resided at the Golf Green Apartments — which is not a highrise — came to the nearby South City apartment in the evening. They parked their car at the visitors parking lot and went up to the 33rd floor. They then walked up to the terrace of the 35th floor, broke open the lock and accessed the terrace. A suicide note has also been recovered from the terrace along with a received copy of a letter in which they had donated all their property to Rabindra Bharati University.
After the police team from Jadavpur police station reached the spot, sleuths from Detective Department, too, reached the place to probe the incident.
"Two days ago, Anita's husband Nihar Mukhopadhyay, who was ailing, had died. It is probably out of grief that they decided to end their lives," said Special Police Commissioner (Crime) Shivaji Ghosh. Police are also probing how the 70-year-old woman walked up to 35th floors' terrace and their link to the university to which they have donated their property.
A police team visited Rabindra Bharati University and found out that Kheya and Mukuta had met top officials of the university on August 23, expressing their willingness to donate their property to the university and wanted to do it fast.
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