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27-year-old woman BARC scientist commits suicide

Last Updated: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 21:15

Mumbai: A 27-year-old woman scientist
working with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) allegedly
committed suicide at its quarters in high-security Anushakti
Nagar in eastern suburbs here, police said on Thursday.

Tital Pal, hailing from Kolkata, was found hanging with
dupatta to a window rod at her 14th floor house in Nilgiri
apartments late last night, police said.

The incident comes ten days after the alleged murder of
another scientist Mahadevan Iyer, a mechanical engineer
working in the BARC`s 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.

According to police, Tital, working in Radio Chemistry
and Isotope group, yesterday returned home from work at 4.30
PM, two hours early from her regular duty.

"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.

"They subsequently opened the door and found her
hanging," he said, adding she was rushed to nearby hospital
where she was declared dead.

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


First Published: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 21:15
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