Dubai, Apr 10 (PTI) An Indian nurse allegedly committed suicide by jumping off a private hospital’s rooftop in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report has said.

The woman, identified as Suja Singh from Kerala, jumped from Al Ain hospital’s building on Sunday afternoon, the Gulf News reported, citing the hospital sources.

The woman, in her early forties, is survived by her two children who study abroad. She was a divorcee.

No immediate reasons of suicide were ascertained.

“The woman has been working with the hospital since January…She was working as a head of nurses at the hospital,” an official spokesperson of the hospital was quoted as saying, “The entire hospital is in shock because of this unfortunate incident and we are fully supporting the family of the victim in this difficult time. Singh had no issues with the hospital or any of its members. She was working fine,” the official said.

The hospital approached their children abroad but the hospital was surprised to know that the children were not ready to see their mother and receive the body, the paper said.

“The family doesn’t want to take the body back home India, so the hospital is planning to arrange her burial in the Emirate,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

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