Thane builder commits suicide, 15-page note found

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A reputed builder from Thane committed suicide after getting fed up with uncertainty looming over completion of his project, which had resulted in financial losses.

Suraj Ramesh Parmar, 45, was the chairperson and a managing director of Cosmo Group. He shot himself with his personal 32 calibre pistol in a sample bungalow.

Parmar was also a president of Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI), Thane. He left a 15-page suicide note in which he blamed red tape and non-payment of loans as primary reasons of taking this sort of drastic step. Cops are scrutinising the note.

Parmar is survived by his wife and two sons, who are pursuing architecture courses.

Parmer was in the business for the last two decades and had the reputation of executing some top-notch projects in Thane, Mumbai and Lonavala. Some of his projects were constructed at prime locations are like Cosmos Lounge, Cosmos Jewels, Cosmos Springs and Cosmos Orchid.

An officer of Kasarvadavli police said Parmer had reached his Cosmos Hawaiian project in Kasarvadavali at around 1 pm. He drove alone to the location after dropping his driver at another site location and told him that he had some personal work. He entered a sample bungalow of his and asked for a tea.

It was an office boy who found him lying in a pool of blood, with a gunshot wound in his head.

Some senior police officers like Thane Commissioner of Police, Param Bir Singh and Joint Commissioner of Police VV Lakshmi Narayan, immediately reached the spot.

Parmer was immediately rushed to Jupiter Hospital, Thane, where he was declared dead. His body was later sent to JJ Hospital for post-mortem.

Joint commissioner of police said, “We are reading the suicide note, which is very detailed and claims that many of his projects were stuck. This resulted in mounting financial liabilities.”

Sandeep Karnavat, director of Sunjana Realtors Pvt Ltd. said, “He was a dynamic person and a popular builder, who constructed flats for middle-income groups. At this moment, work is underway at 10 of his projects. Who could have imagined that such a person could commit suicide.”

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