Teen spurned by girl jumps off mall at Vashi, crit­i­cal

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Dis­ap­pointed at be­ing spurned by a girl he was in love with, a 19-year-old youth jumped off the sec­ond floor of a mall in Vashi.

He sus­tained se­ri­ous head in­juries and is re­ported to be crit­i­cal.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred around 10am at Raghuleela mall at Sec­tor 30A, near Vashi rail­way sta­tion. The mall had just opened for busi­ness.

Vashi police in­spec­tor Su­raj Padvi said, “As per the ini­tial in­for­ma­tion that we have, the youth, Mo­hammed Gu­lam, a res­i­dent of Go­vandi, had come to Raghuleela mall on Eid. He met a girl there who was dis­tribut­ing free coupons to vis­i­tors.”

He added, “He learnt that the girl too lives in Go­vandi and soon their friend­ship de­vel­oped and they met a few times. Gu­lam then pro­posed to the girl who told him that she did not love him. She then started avoid­ing meet­ing him there­after.”

Padvi said, “On Thurs­day morn­ing, he came to meet her at the mall but she re­fused to talk to him. Gu­lam then threw a let­ter at her and rushed to the sec­ond floor of the mall within the atrium. Be­fore any­one re­alised what he was up to, he jumped from the rail­ing area inside the atrium, land­ing on the ground floor.”

The boy was rushed to the NMMC hos­pi­tal in Vashi. How­ever, since his con­di­tion was very se­ri­ous, he was shifted to Sion hos­pi­tal in Mumbai for fur­ther treat­ment.

Padvi said, “We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case to get the com­plete de­tails. We will get more de­tails from the let­ter and will also go through the closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion (CCTV) footage from the mall.”

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