UAE: Keralite businessman commits suicide by jumping off
Ajith (55) a businessman from Kerala, living in the United Arab Emirates for 30 years, was known for his association with the defunct Kerala Premier League (KPL-Dubai) T20 cricket tournament. Ajith headed a company called Space Max Contracting, which Gulf News reported was a “a turnkey design-and-build contracting firm, famous for making metal frames for supermarkets and warehouses of popular hypermarkets”.
Thayyil is survived by his wife and two children. His son has finished his education in the United Kingdom, while his daughter is studying here, said advocate Hashik. T.K, who is assisting the family along with their relatives. He said the family was not aware that Thayyil had left their villa in the early hours on Monday. Thayyil had also built one of the biggest houses at his hometown in Kannur district.
Associates of Ajith said he did not have major financial problems. Ajith was going through some mental stress due to problems caused by the COVID pandemic. But it never seemed like he was facing any financial crisis
On Monday, he reached Sharjah from Dubai before jumping off a business tower in Abdul Nasser Street, which falls under the limits of Al Buhairah police station. Police and hospital sources said passers-by informed the police, following which he was rushed to Al Qassimi Hospital, but he could not be saved and was declared dead-on-arrival around 8am.
His body has been shifted to the forensic mortuary and an investigation is on,” a police official said. Thayyil’s death has come as a shock to several community members who knew him well.