14-yr-old Mumbai girl jumps off eighth floor, onlookers record video

14-yr-old Mumbai girl jumps off eighth floor, onlookers record video
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A 14-year-old girl has allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the eighth floor of a building in Kandivali, a western suburb, police said on Friday.

The entire incident, which was recorded by some onlookers, has gone viral on the social media.

Mumbai: A 14-year-old girl has allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the eighth floor of a building in Kandivali, a western suburb, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred on Thursday evening at Gardenia Cooperative Housing Society in Thakur village, they said.

"Harshika Dhirendra Mayavashi ended her life by jumping off the eighth floor of the building. She stayed on the fifth floor in the same building," an official said. Another official said, when the girl was standing on the parapet wall of the eighth floor, some residents noticed her and tried to stop her.

"When she fell to the ground, people immediately took her to a hospital, where she was declared brought dead," he said.

The entire incident, which was recorded by some onlookers, has gone viral on the social media.

"The motive behind the suicide is yet to be ascertained and we are making inquiring with her relatives and friends in this connection. We will also examine her mobile phone and other gadgets," the official said.

The police will also examine her activities on the social media, he added.

An accidental death report (ADR) has been registered at Samata Nagar police station in this connection and the probe is underway.

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