The Wadala police are on the lookout for a man who left home with his 5-year-old daughter on July 21 and later sent a message to his wife saying he had killed the girl and was going to end his own life too.
The police said Ashad Khan (35), a medical representative, sent a suicide message later that night to every number on his phone’s contact list.
According to P Karyakarta, senior inspector at the Wadala police station, Khan texted his wife Shaziya around 5 pm Thursday saying he had killed their daughter and was going to commit suicide.
At 9.35 pm, he sent the suicide note to nearly 300 people on his phone contact list, said the investing officer.
An investigating officer said Khan and his wife were living separately and that he was upset with Shaziya over personal issues.
“Khan’s last tower location shows him at Vashi Bridge 10.30 pm on July 21. A man carrying a girl on his shoulder is later seen in CCTV footage at the Vashi toll booth. We believe that is Khan,” said an officer.
Karyakarta said the police had formed two teams and were trying to find locations connected to Khan and his family.
“So far, we have no leads. We are still trying to trace the father and the minor,” said Ashok Dudhe, Mumbai Police spokesperson.