Screenplay writer and assistant director of Nana Patekar-starrer ‘Ab Tak Chappan’ (2004), Ravishankar Alok allegedly commits suicide by jumping off from the roof of a building in Seven Bungalows area in Andheri, Mumbai at around 2 PM on Wednesday.
The society’s watchman reportedly revealed that the terrace of the building is usually locked and it’s still not known how Alok gained access to the area. Alok’s parents had been staying with him for a couple of days. They had recently left for their home town Patna, the watchman further said.
A guard at an adjacent building found Alok in a pool of blood when he rushed to the spot after hearing a loud thud. An ambulance was immediately called. Police arrived later.The writer’s brother who lived with him, was not at home at the time when the incident took place.
No suicide note was found on Alok’s body or in his house, the official added. As per the preliminary information, Alok was suffering from depression and was undergoing psychiatric treatment.
An accidental death report has been filed, said Deputy Deputy police commissioner (Zone 9) Paramjit Singh Dahiya.