Hindi actor Jeetendra's cousin and film producer Nitin Dwarkadas Kapoor, who was undergoing treatment for depression, allegedly committed suicide today by jumping from a building here, police said.
The 58-year-old leaped off the terrace of the Sea Glimpse Apartment, a six-storey building where he put up at his sister's place in Andheri (West) in the afternoon. Neighbours took him to Cooper Hospital in Vile Parle, where the doctors declared him brought dead, they said.
Kapoor was married to Telugu actor and former MLA from Secunderabad, Jayasudha. He was survived by his wife and two children, Nihar and Shreyan, who are also part of the film industry, as reported by the Times of India. They were in Hyderabad when the unfortunate incident took place.
"Kapoor was jobless for the last 18 years. His family resides in Hyderabad and he was staying in Mumbai at his sisters house," said DCP Ashok Dudhe, a police spokesperson.
He was under depression for the last one-and-a half years and undergoing treatment in Kokilaben D Ambani Hospital since February, he said. No suicide note was recovered from the spot, Dudhe said, adding there was nothing suspicious in the incident. A case of accidental death report has been registered with the Versova police station, the senior official said.
The reason for Kapoor taking the extreme step was not yet known, police said.
India Today quotes Jeetendra as saying, "He was my first cousin. I had not met him for a long time. I don't know why he was not meeting me. He was avoiding me. His father was really close to me. He was like a father for me. I was away for a meeting. It was when my flight landed at around 8.40 pm that I came to know about this. I am in Delhi and am depressed to learn about this."
With inputs from PTI.
Published Date: Mar 15, 2017 10:53 am | Updated Date: Mar 15, 2017 11:11 am