TWO EL­DERLY SIS­TERS FOUND DEAD IN FLAT AT CHEM­BUR

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MUM­BAI: Two sis­ters, both more than 70 years of age, were found dead at their flat in Chem­bur’s Sindhi so­ci­ety on Thurs­day.

While prima fa­cie the po­lice have ruled out foul play in the deaths of Mo­hini, 72, and Bas­anti Jeth­vani, 75, they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing if the end was nat­u­ral or part of a sui­cide pact.

The sep­tu­a­ge­nar­i­ans were un­mar­ried and are not sur­vived by any fam­ily mem­bers. Their el­der brother, who was also un­mar­ried, died a cou­ple of years ago.

Neigh­bours com­plained of a foul stench em­a­nat­ing since Wed­nes­day from their six­th­floor one- bed­room flat. They in­formed the po­lice con­trol room around 11.55am on Thurs­day.

“The el­derly sis­ters had kept a pair of keys with some women who lived in the ad­join­ing build­ing where they would at­tend sat­sang (a spir­i­tual dis­course). We took the keys and opened the safety door, but the main door was locked from in­side and hence we had to break it open,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer from the Chem­bur po­lice sta­tion.

The po­lice found one of them ly­ing near the door, while the other sis­ter was on the sofa. “We found a bit of blood un­der the body of the sis­ter on the ground. We sus­pect she may have fallen, while the other sis­ter may have died of shock. A de­tailed post­mortem re­port would re­veal the ex­act cause of death,” said the of­fi­cer.

CON­TIN­UED ON P6

RE­LATED RE­PORT, P5

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