Mumbai builder commits suicide over project delay


03 Jan 2019

Mumbai builder, stressed over project delay, shoots himself

A 57-year-old builder allegedly committed suicide today by shooting himself at his office in suburban Chembur, a police official said.

Sanjay Agarwal, the owner of Sanjona Builders, was apparently under stress as one of his projects in an upmarket Chembur area had got delayed, he said.

Agarwal allegedly shot himself with his licensed revolver in his office cabin in Chembur's Sindhi Colony.

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Employees present when incident happened, accidental death report registered

Employees present when incident happened, accidental death report registered

At around 11.25 am Agarwal allegedly shot himself after which he was rushed to a nearby hospital, where the doctors declared him dead, Deputy Commissioner of Police (zone-VI) Shahaji Umap said.

Agarwal's son, his brother-in-law and some office employees were present in the premises when the incident took place, police said.

An accidental death report was registered by the Chembur police.

Agarwal was tensed over his Chembur project, confirms family

The body was sent to Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar for postmortem, the official said. According to Agarwal's family members, he was under stress as his project on 10th Road in Chembur had got delayed, police said, adding that a probe was underway.

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Deceased had worked in Nukem Industries before establishing Sanjona Builders

Earlier, Agarwal had worked in a senior position at Nukem Industries for 20 years.

Nukem Industries Private Limited is majorly in manufacturing business catering to metals, chemicals, and products thereof.

It's one of the largest suppliers of chemicals to most of the top pharmaceutical companies in the country.

Agarwal had formed Sanjona Builders in 1999 in partnership with one Sunil Gupta.

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