Sources suspect love failure as the cause for the 26-year-old's suicide.
A 26-year-old girl ended her life by jumping from Gemini Flyover in Chennai on Wednesday at 4 p.m..
Anjali Das from Kolkata was working in a beauty parlour. She has been living in the city for the past eight years and is the eldest of eight children.
According to her brothers, Anjali is divorced and has a five-year-old child. They added that she allegedly had an affair with a man named Bhuvanesh.
Around 4 p.m., police noticed her walking along the Gemini flyover and repeatedly asked her to move away from the edge. Police said that she was on the phone when she jumped.
Sources suspect love failure as the cause for her suicide. A youngster dressed in a blue T-shirt and black pants was spotted next to her body in an attempt to revive her after her fall, say eye witnesses.
The Teynampet police have picked up the man 26-year-old Anjali Das had been close to, for inquiries. “He is believed to be the man who was seen reviving her near the flyover. He told us that they had had a fight recently. We will investigate further,” said a police officer.
Speaking to The Hindu, Anjali’s brother Ravi said the family hailed from Kolkata. Their father, Shambu Das, died two years ago, while their mother, Rekha, was still in Kolkata.
The siblings moved to Chennai around 10 years ago and lived in Kodambakkam
“Anjali married Dinesh some years ago, and they have a five-year-old daughter. Anjali was working at a salon in T. Nagar. Recently, she and her husband divorced, and the child is now with our mother in Kolkata,” Ravi said.
Ravi said Anjali had been interested in another man for the past few months. “The man had approached me and asked for my sister’s hand in marriage. But I did not want to interfere in her personal life,” said Ravi, breaking down in tears.
Colleagues at her workplace said Anjali was a cheerful person and was always very polite. However, she had recently been asked to leave.
“She had been with us for a long time. But recently, we had to dismiss her, as she had not been regular to work,” said a senior staff member.
She said Anjali had been coming in late for some time and had also been taking a lot of leave.
“Sometimes she used to sit alone and cry. She used to have cut marks on her hands and sometimes, burns too. She said she had inflicted them on herself. We suspected she had suicidal tendencies,” she said.
Another colleague said they would visit Anjali’s family and offer their condolences on Thursday.