Dead youth’s kin cry foul, take body to po­lice sta­tion

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

There was ten­sion in CBD Belapur Fri­day evening as the fam­ily of a sui­cide vic­tim brought his body to the of­fice of the anti-hu­man traf­fic depart­ment of Navi Mum­bai po­lice.

The fam­ily claimed that the de­ceased had com­mit­ted sui­cide due to po­lice in­ter­ro­ga­tion of him over a miss­ing girl case. The mat­ter was set­tled af­ter the po­lice spoke to the fam­ily and con­vinced them that they were not at fault.

Belapur vil­lage res­i­dent, Rahul Patil (26) had jumped in front of a train near Belapur rail­way sta­tion. Giv­ing de­tails of the case, as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner of po­lice Dhan­raj Daima said, “A 19-year-old mar­ried woman had gone miss­ing on Fe­bru­ary 9 from Belapur vil­lage. A com­plaint had been reg­is­tered by her rel­a­tives.”

He added, “Dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions we were told by some lo­cals that Patil, would have an idea on her where­abouts. In or­der to find out if there was any truth in it, we tried to con­tact him but he was not avail­able.”

The po­lice then left a mes­sage at his home ask­ing him to re­port to the po­lice sta­tion when­ever he came. Daima said, “On Thurs­day Rahul and his brother both went over to the anti-hu­man traf­fick­ing depart­ment. Rahul was in­ter­ro­gated in front of his brother.”

The po­lice how­ever did not get any con­crete in­for­ma­tion from him nor did prima fa­cie he ap­pear to be a sus­pect and so he was al­lowed to leave.

On Fri­day, how­ever, at around 8.45 am Patil’s body was found on the rail­way tracks. Fol­low­ing the post­mortem on his body, it was handed to his fam­ily.

Said Daima, “The fam­ily did bring the body to the anti-hu­man traf­fick­ing depart­ment premises where his in­ter­ro­ga­tion was con­ducted. We how­ever, ex­plained to them all that had hap­pened. They then took the body for cre­ma­tion.”

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