Probe Maladi’s death: Corporators RULING PARTY, OPPOSITION CLASH
The general body of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) on Wednesday demanded a thorough inquiry into the death of the 43-year-old NCP corporator Shashikala Maladi.
Mayor Sudhakar Sonawane has assured that he will meet the police commissioner and request for a probe.
Maladi was found dead on the railway tracks between Mankhurd and Govandi on September 23, the day she had gone missing from her home in Nerul.
Maladi’s body was identified on October 2 when Vashi GRP informed Nerul police about the body in their possession. Mystery surrounds the alleged suicide of the corporator who had suddenly gone missing from her house.
“Maladi had been given a ticket by the NCP because she was a go-getter,” said house leader JD Sutar in his condolence speech.
“Maladi had won despite strong opposition from top leaders. She was obviously not weakhearted. It is necessary that her death is probed,” said opposition leader Vijay Chougule.
Standing committee chairperson Netra Shirke said that Maladi had often spoken to her about the problems she had been facing.
Responding to the sentiments of the members, Sonawane said: “I respect the sentiments and demands of the house and hence will take up the demand for an inquiry with the police commissioner through a request letter.”
The house was adjourned after corporators offered condolences for Maladi.