A 32-year-old screenplay writer Ravi Shankar Alok allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday in Andheri West in Mumbai. Alok, a resident of Seven Bungalows area, reportedly jumped off from the roof of the building where he lived at around 2 pm on Wednesday.
As per the police, no suicide note was found on Alok’s body. The preliminary information suggests that the screenwriter was suffering from depression and undergoing psychiatric treatment. Versova Police is investigating the case further and has registered a case of accidental death.
Some media reports suggest that Alok was involved in writing of the 2004 crime thriller film Ab Tak Chhappan. As per a report in The Indian Express, Alok also worked with director Sudhir Mishra for his film Daas Dev. Speaking to the daily, Mishra said, “We worked together on Daas Dev. This was around four years ago. He had called me recently. I don’t remember exactly when, but a couple of months back. He had shared that he is making his own film and that the process had already started. He had written this script much before he assisted me on Daas Dev. I didn’t know he stays at Seven Bungalows. He had told me that he was living with his brother in the city. I am really shocked to learn about his death, that too him committing suicide by jumping off his building. It is sad.”