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National level swimmer commits suicide in Parel

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 28, 2017, 4:27 am IST
Updated : Jan 28, 2017, 6:38 am IST

The deceased had won a silver medal in the 1m springboard at the 70th National Aquatics held in September 2016.

Tanuka Dhara
 Tanuka Dhara

Mumbai: A 23-year-old National level swimmer, Tanuka Dhara, residing in the city allegedly committed suicide on Thursday afternoon. The deceased had won a silver medal in the 1m springboard at the 70th National Aquatics held in September 2016.

Dhara who hails from Kolkata was employed as a junior level clerk in Western Railway. She stayed in a rented apartment in poonawala chawl in lower Parel area of the city. Sources revealed that Dhara had returned to the city on Tuesday from visiting her parents in Kolkata. "she last spoke to her mother on Wednesday at 9 pm. When she did not answer her calls after that, the parents informed her colleague who visited her and found the body," said an officer. He added that she had recently booked a flat for Rs 26 lakh back home.

According to NM Joshi Marg Police station, Dhara was found dead by her friends and neighbours.

Tags: western railway, suicide, swimmer
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)