27-year-old woman BARC scientist commits suicide
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 04, 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 04, 2010, 21:15

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