Woman’s body fished out of Vashi pond

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

VASHI: Morn­ing walk­ers at Mini Seashore in Vashi were in for a shock on Wed­nes­day as they spot­ted the body of a 29-year-old woman in the hold­ing pond.

The woman, iden­ti­fied as Vanita Kale, was a res­i­dent of Alak­nanda Hous­ing So­ci­ety in Vashi’s Sec­tor 14, said the po­lice.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, Kale prob­a­bly com­mit­ted sui­cide as she was up­set over a fam­ily feud.

“On Mon­day, the woman had heated ex­changes with her hus­band, Deepak, a businessman. Deepak and his brother, who run a busi­ness in Ul­has­na­gar, were dis­put­ing over some is­sues. Deepak did not want Kale to get in­volved, which en­raged her,” said deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice Sha­haji Umap. “In the evening, she left the house say­ing she will be back in some time. But when she didn’t re­turn, Deepak filed a miss­ing per­son’s com­plaint at the Vashi po­lice sta­tion,” added Umap.

Ini­tially there was no clue about her iden­tity. But when the Vashi po­lice were in­formed about the death, they matched the de­scrip­tion with that pro­vided by Deepak and called the fam­ily to iden­tify the de­ceased.

“Since her body was found float­ing on Wed­nes­day, it seems she drowned in the hold­ing pond on Mon­day as it takes time for the body to bloat and come up to the sur­face,” said Umap, adding, her body was pulled out by divers.

Kale is sur­vived by her hus­band and and eight-year-old son.

“Prima fa­cie, it ap­pears that she com­mit­ted sui­cide. How­ever, we are in­ves­ti­gat­ing all the an­gles,” said Umap.


Divers, po­lice of­fi­cers and morn­ing walk­ers at Mini Seashore hold­ing pond in Vashi where the woman’s body was found.

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