Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:59:01 GMT

Crime: Lilavati hospital CEO’s son jumps to death

The 54-year-old son of the CEO of the famous Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai jumped to death in a huff, leaving his mother and the police horrified. There is more in today’s crime file: Vinod Kambli’s wife has received a police warning, the CBI unearths how an MBA student was tortured and killed by the police and there has been a spate of robberies in Delhi..


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Crime: Lilavati hospital CEO’s son jumps to death

Belgium-based diamond merchant leaps to death

In a shocking incident, Miten Mehta (54), a Belgium-based diamond merchant and son of Vijay Mehta, CEO of Lilavati Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai, jumped to death from the family's ninth floor home in Cuffe Parade Tuesday evening.

According to the police, Mehta was speaking with his mother Sushilaben (75) when he rushed and jumped out even as his dumb-struck mother watched horrified and shocked.

Vijay Mehta is out of Mumbai.

The police attribute the act to depression or frustration.

According to the local police, the incident took place between 8.30 pm and 9 pm. Miten, who stayed in Belgium along with his family, had come to Mumbai in the first week of September. He was to return to Belgium Tuesday evening but cancelled his ticket.

Miten, a diamond merchant by profession, has not left behind any suicide note, said investigators .

Sushilaben was alone at home when the incident took place. Miten's daughter is studying in the US.
The police refused to say if Miten was mentally disturbed.

Next page: Kambli's wife runs into a mess with neighbour

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