The deceased, Shobana Manohar Surti, lived in Muthuswami chawl in Juhu area and had been working in a call centre.
On Wednesday, around 8 pm, she was having a video chat with her boyfriend, Swapnil Surve (28), on Skype on her laptop when an argument broke out between them. An angry Shobana allegedly told Swapnil that she was going to end her life, police officials said, reported India Today.
Before he could understand the situation and react, the girl flung her dupatta across an iron rod running through the ceiling of the chawl and hanged herself. Swapnil then called up her sister Bhavika who was out, working.
"He (Swapnil) told me that something had happened to my sister and to rush home immediately. So I called one of my neighbours and asked her to check on my sister. The neighbour called back to say that my sister had hanged herself," Bhavika said.