KOLKATA: A 52-year-old businessman — dealing in imports and exports and residing in an 18th-storey high-rise on Loudon Street — died after falling off the 11th floor of the building on Friday night. The incident happened when the the family members of the victim, Mukesh Khemka, were sleeping inside the house.
The Shakespeare Sarani police, which is probing into the incident, said that prima facie, this could be a case of suicide. “We are waiting for the post-mortem report to ascertain the cause behind his death,” said DC (South) Akash Magharia. Cops have not recovered any suicide note from his flat so far.
“Around 6.08am on Friday, we were informed that a resident of Loudon Mansion had jumped from the 11th floor of the building. He was shifted to Belle Vue Clinic where he was declared dead. We are probing into the incident,” said Magharia.
Sources in South division police said that Khemka’s family members did not tellcops about any major loss suffered by the victim in his business. “They told us that Khemka had grown obese of late and had developed some heath issues. He had tried several methods in the past three months to lose weight but he was not successful. They suggested that this could probably be a reason why Khemka ended his life. However, a suicide usually involves many complex issues and we are investigating all angles, including financial and personal losses suffered recently,” said an officer. Khemka is survived by his wife and two sons.