IAS Officers’ Daughter Dies by Suicide in Mumbai, Jumped from Building

While no suicide note was found, law enforcement officials will probe all angles behind this extremely distressing case involving a promising youth's untimely demise.

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In a tragic incident, a 27-year-old woman, the daughter of a Maharashtra-cadre IAS officer couple, allegedly died by suicide by jumping from the 10th floor of a building near the Mantralaya in South Mumbai early on Monday morning.

The deceased, identified as Lipi, was a law student pursuing an LLB course in Sonipat, Haryana. According to preliminary information from police officials, she was anxious about her academic performance which may have driven her to take the extreme step around 4 am.

Lipi jumped from the high-rise building situated close to the state secretariat. She was rushed to the GT Hospital but was declared dead by doctors there.

Prior to enrolling for the law course, Lipi had worked in the marketing field, handling luxury beauty brands in India for companies like Unilever and Nykaa, as per her LinkedIn profile. She had made a “calculated decision to pivot her career into the law stream” after gaining corporate experience.

Hailing from an accomplished bureaucrat family, Lipi’s tragic end has sent shockwaves across official circles in Maharashtra. Police are investigating what may have caused the young woman elevated anxiety leading to her taking her own life.

The incident has again brought to the fore the need to address mental health issues, especially among students grappling with academic pressures. Counselling services in educational institutions have long been a need voiced by experts.

While no suicide note was found, law enforcement officials will probe all angles behind this extremely distressing case involving a promising youth’s untimely demise.

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