Kerala: NRI businessman Joy Arakkal committed suicide due to financial problems, Dubai police say

KOCHI: NRI was engaged suicide a newspaper report quoted as saying.

“We received a report about a man plunging to his death from the 14th floor of a building on Thursday. The businessman committed suicide over financial problems,” Brigadier Abdullah Khadim Bin Sorour, director of Police Station, was quoted as saying.

The report in Gulf News said Arakkal, managing director of Dubai-headquartered Innova Refining and Trading FZE, had jumped from a building in Business Bay of the city. When contacted, Basheer Kadavath, a manager with Arakkal’s firm in Wayanad, said he didn’t even had a faint idea that it was a suicide .

“I had never thought of him committing suicide – because he had gone out along with his son (when the death happened). He had even scheduled an internal meeting in his company that day,” he said.

Arakkal's body is in Dubai, Kadavath said. We need to have a more ready role and when it is ready, the body will be brought to Kozhikode, he said.