Veteran actor Jeetendra’s producer cousin Nitin commits suicide

Veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra's producer cousin Nitin Kapoor allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the terrace of a five-storey building in Versova, Andheri (West), Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon (March 14).

Nitin, husband of Telugu actress Jayasudha, was undergoing treatment for depression in an upscale Andheri hospital. He was staying with his sister’s family at the building Sea Glimpse on JP Road, from whose terrace he took the extreme step. The incident took place at around 1.45 pm after Nitin left his sister’s flat, saying he wanted to take a walk and get some fresh air.

Nitin, 58, had been unemployed for 18 years and for the past one-and-a-half years, had been suffering from depression. For a month, he had been undergoing treatment in the psychiatric department at Kokilaben Hospital. The incident took place minutes after he returned from the hospital after a routine check-up.

According to the police, no suicide note was recovered from the spot. There was nothing suspicious to hint at a conspiracy. “He was undergoing treatment in Mumbai since a year and a half year. Kapoor was staying at his sister’s residence in Versova. There is no foul play in the incident however we are conducting a thorough investigation,” Mumbai Police spokesperson Ashok Dudhe was quoted as saying.

Nitin’s family, who resides in Hyderabad, has been informed of his demise and the body will be handed over after conducting an autopsy. The Versova police have registered a case of accidental death report in connection with the incident and the body has been sent for post-mortem.

Speaking to India Today over the phone, Jeetendra said, “He was my first cousin. I had not met him for a long time. I don't know why he was not meeting me. He was avoiding me. His father was really close to me. He was like a father for me. I was away for a meeting. It was when my flight landed at around 8.40 pm that I came to know about this. I am in Delhi and am depressed to learn about this."