Anguish that led to death jump

The father of a woman who jumped to her death after suffering years of depression last night questioned why his daughter had not been given more support by the social services.

The father of a woman who jumped to her death after suffering years of depression last night questioned why his daughter had not been given more support by the social services.

Sarita Jairath, 32, of Ann Street, Shiremoor, North Tyneside, plunged 80ft from the Armstrong Bridge in Jesmond Dene, Newcastle, on July 7. The pharmacy assistant, who had tried to take her life previously, left a suicide note.

The inquest heard her recent depression had been triggered by her mother's death in 2004.

Her father Raj Kumar Jairath, 65, said: "I begged for help from the health services. Outside she was saying she was all right, but inside she was so depressed. We can't bring her back now but in future we need to listen more to people like Sarita and give them lots of support."

Whitley Bay social worker Kulvinda Chohan said Ms Jairath had been referred to a crisis assessment team, who concluded she did not need hospital treatment.

Verdict: Suicide.

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