Howrah: A 27-year-old homemaker fell to death from her 10th-floor flat in a posh apartment complex in Howrah’s Belur on Friday morning, soon after returning empty-handed from a nearby ATM.
Police suspect she jumped off the balcony after a spat with her husband. “Our preliminary findings indicate Madhu Tiwary committed suicide as the door of her room was locked from the inside while the balcony door was open,” said ACP North Swati Dhangalia.
Police have learnt that Madhu was asked by her husband, Brajesh, a realtor, to queue up at the ATM after picking up the couple’s two kids from school. She was told to wait till Brajesh replaced her. Madhu did stop at the ATM, but returned home on finding it shut.
The police are investigating if there was a spat between the two after Madhu returned home. Shortly after that, Brajesh took the lift down and stepped out of the complex, only to find his wife’s body lying in a pool of blood.
“I bade Madhu and the kids goodbye and left for work. I stepped out and was shocked to find my wife lying on the road with blood all around her. I don’t know why she chose to take her life,” said a distraught Brajesh. Other family members insisted Madhu did not commit suicide but accidentally fell from the balcony.