A London doctor killed himself by jumping naked from his penthouse apartment after his mother pushed him to seek a cure for his homosexuality, an inquest has heard.
Dr Nazim Mahmood, fell four storeys to his death from the balcony of his £700,000 flat in a West Hampstead mansion block on July 30.
An inquest at St Pancras Coroners’ Court heard Dr Mahmood had told his mother he was gay and was in a 13-year relationship with his fiancée Matthew Ogston just days before his death.
Evening Standard reported that Ogston told the inquest, “She had suggested to him he needed to see a psychiatrist to see if he could be cured. Together I think they agreed they would get through it. Telling someone they needed to be cured would not be the easiest thing to take.”
Ogston addded, He always wanted to help other people, always put other people first and wanted to care for people. He was quite simply the most amazing man I’ll ever meet in my whole life.” Ogston described the doctor as his soulmate.
The inquest heard how Mahmood had not suffered from any mental illness such as depression before his death.
Coroner Mary Hassell ruled Mahmood’s death as suicide. She said, “It seems desperately sad that in 2014 a person should feel that they can’t be accepted because of the way that they live and I can only feel the deepest sympathy for Nazim that he felt so sad and desperate about this that he took his life.”