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Mumbai pianist suicide case: Karan Joseph made international calls to his friends before killing himself


Mumbai: The Call Data Records (CDR) of pianist Karan Joseph has revealed that he had called eight friends just an hour before he committed suicide but all went unanswered except two. The police said both of Karan’s friends were abroad and they responded to his call and spoke to him for less than ‘one minute.’

“Karan spoke to his two friends – one male (58 seconds) and a female (45 seconds) just an hour before ending his life. Both of them were abroad when Karan called them. We have called them to the police station to know what was the conversation they had,” said senior inspector of Bandra police station Pandit Thackeray. One of these two friends has come to India and will soon visit the Bandra police station, said the officer. Till now, the investigators have recorded the statements of 11 people including Karan’s parents, friends, watchman of the building from where he jumped to his death, the neighbours, etc.

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The 29-year-old pianist committed suicide by jumping from the 12th floor of an elite building in Bandra. Before relocating to Bandra, the pianist lived in a rented accommodation in Khar. The police have also take the statements of his friends from Khar but have not come to any conclusion yet.

Meanwhile, the police ruled out ‘pianist was dangled’ on September 5 and added that he climbed on to the parapet to lift the cash which had slipped from his wallet. “He tied a belt around his waist and reached the parapet to collect the cash. He was not dangled at all,” said Thackeray. Further investigations are underway.