Life in a metro isn't easy. Ask a 24-year-old well to do scion of a business family. There's education, family support, a bright future and a prospective life partner. But when one of these elements, particularly the last one, go awry, life can be traumatic.
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So it turned out to be for Pawanjeet Kohli who allegedly ended his life by jumping off the Bandra-Worli sea link early on Monday morning. Kohli had been reported missing by his family to the police on Sunday. The worried family members said he had been disturbed for some days over a broken engagement.
It could have been this or a combination of factors that led to a young life that has been nipped in the bud. In an increasingly connected world, a young man with the world at his feet chose to apparently isolate himself and take a harsh decision without recourse to help he could have summoned.
Family members and friends say Kohli had broken up with a girl some days ago and was upset that she was about to marry someone else, and that she was refusing to take his calls.
The police fished out his body from the sea near the Bandra fort. CCTV footage shows Kohli entering the sea link from the Bandra side in a taxi and has traced the taxi driver as well. The body has been sent to Bhabha hospital in Bandra for post mortem.