Another scientist found dead

Tital Pal, hailing from Kolkata was found hanging with a dupatta tied to a window rod at her 14th floor flat in Nilgiri apartments of Anushakti Nagar, in North East Mumbai, police said.
Tital, who worked in Radio Chemistry and Isotope group of the BARC, reportedly went home at 4.30 pm on Wednesday, which was two hours earlier than her usual time.

When her father called her and found that she was not answering the phone, he intimated the neighbours. “In the evening, her father phoned her but she did not attend the call. Her father then phoned her neighbours, who knocked at the door, but Tital did not respond to them as well,” Deputy Police Commissioner Dilip Sawant said.

The neighbours subsequently opened the door and found Tital hanging. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was declared dead.

According to DCP Sawant, there was no suicide note and the police are trying to determine the motive behind her extreme step.

The incident comes ten days after the alleged murder of BARC scientist Mahadevan Iyer, a mechanical engineer working in the Reactor Group. His body was found in his first floor apartment in the BARC quarters in South Mumbai on February 22, sending shock waves in the institution.

Tital had joined BARC three year ago and had told her colleagues that she was about to get married.

The police were recording the statement of Tital’s parents and neighbours to find out what led her to commit suicide.

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