Cops clue­less about miss­ing Wadala man

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ten days af­ter they left home, the po­lice have not been able to trace Wadala res­i­dent Ir­shad Khan, 35, who went miss­ing with his five-yearold daugh­ter.

His daugh­ter’s body was found near a creek at Nhava Sheva in Navi Mum­bai on Sun­day.

On July 21, Khan texted his wife that he had killed his daugh­ter and that he was go­ing to com­mit sui­cide. Af­ter a few hours, he sent a sui­cide note to around 300 con­tacts on What­sApp stat­ing that his wife had ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fair and that she had been ha­rass­ing him. He men­tioned in the note that he was go­ing to com­mit sui­cide with his daugh­ter.

The po­lice sus­pect that Khan killed his daugh­ter and threw body into the Vashi creek. He then jumped off the Vashi bridge. His bike was found from near the old bridge on the day he and his daugh­ter went miss­ing.

Ruk­mini Ga­lande, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of Nhava Sheva po­lice sta­tion, said, “Even as we alerted all the fish­er­men of the area, they have not been able to find the body so far. The Wadala po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case.”

A po­lice of­fi­cer from Wadala po­lice sta­tion said, “The CCTV footage of Vashi toll naka has shown a man with a girl on his shoul­der that night. The man was walk­ing to­wards the bridge. But, the footages are not so clear and hence we are yet to come to a con­clu­sion.”

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