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Angry over scolding by father, teenage boy jumps to death from highrise terrace

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MUMBAI: Angered by his father’s prodding to report to work, a 19-year-old youth jumped to death from the terrace of a 22-storey building in Kandivli area of Mumbai, police said on Tuesday.

The deceased, identified as Pratham Krishna Naik, used to work at a Pizza shop in a mall, an official said.

“Naik didn’t go to work on Monday, following which his father received a call. He started looking for his son and spotted him sitting at Dahanukarwadi metro station at night. He asked the teenager why he skipped work and asked him to go to the pizza shop,” the Kandivali police station official said.

In a fit of rage, the teenage boy rushed to the terrace of a 22-storey building and jumped, he said.

After residents of the building spotted Naik lying in a pool of blood, he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead before admission.

Police have registered a case of accidental death and investigating further, the official added. (PTI)

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