Journalist falls off 5th floor, police suspect suicide
Faridabad, May 3: A journalist is said to have committed suicide by jumping off her 5th floor apartment in Faridabad. Police say that a case of extortion had been registered against her. Pooja Tiwari worked with a national media portal until recently, was accompanied by two people in her flat-Indore-based journalist Amreen and Haryana police inspector Amit Kumar- when the incident happened.
As per the statements of the two eye-witnesses, Pooja started drinking in the evening and continued to drink even after dinner. They further added that Pooja was discussing her case with the duo when she suddenly became angry and jumped off the balcony.
A doctor couple had registered an FIR against her for cheating and extortion.
While the incident is said to have happened at 11:45 pm, the police claims to have received information only at 3 am. When the police rushed to the spot, the body of the woman was already declared brought dead.
Faridabad commissioner of police Hanif Qureshi said, "Prima facie the incident seems to be a suicide but we will go by the statement of the parents who have arrived in Faridabad."
Police also informed that the media company had removed her after news of her extortion came to the fore. She was without a salary.