Mumbai: Decomposed bodies of man, woman found in Andheri flat

Suicide suspected but police wait for forensic report

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:September 4, 2016 2:14 am
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THE forensic report of two highly decomposed bodies found in a rented apartment at MIDC in Andheri late Friday night are being awaited to ascertain if it’s a case of suicide or suicide with part-homicide, after the police found a suicide note signed by the deceased woman.

For now, police assume the two died at least five days ago, with one having been identified as a 35-year-old nurse and another a 33-year-old man.

The bodies of Khyati Gohil, 35, a nurse with a Mumbai hospital, and Vivek Gupta, 33, were found on their bed after the local MIDC broke down the main door of the flat where Gohil was residing, following complaints of stench from the room by neighbours. The police found a used syringe at the scene of crime, and suspect the death could have been due to injection of poison.

They found a suicide note by Gohil in which she said they were committing suicide since Gupta’s parents were not allowing them to get married. Police suspect Vivek died first and are verifying if Vivek killed himself or was murdered.

The MIDC police received a call from residents of Dhanlaxmi apartments in PMGP colony at Mahakali caves in Andheri (east) that there was foul smell from room B-1 on the third floor of the building. The police team reached the spot and knocked a couple of times on the door. When no one answered the door, the police broke down the door and found the bodies of Gohil and Gupta on the bed.

The police found saline attached to Gupta’s hand and given Gohil’s medical background, police suspect they injected themselves with a poisonous substance that led to their deaths. DCP (zone 10) Vinayak Deshmukh said so far they do not know what material was injected by the duo. “The Chemical Analyser’s (CA) report will clarify what was used by them,” Deshmukh said.

Deshmukh added that the girl, who originally hails from Vasai, was a nurse with a well-known hospital in Mumbai. She was staying on rent at a flat owned by a lawyer in Andheri to reduce her travelling time. Gupta, who left a management course in Pune, was employed in Mumbai. “We do not have many details about Gupta. We are waiting for his family members to come from UP so that we can find out more about Gupta,” Deshmukh said.

An officer said Gohil was not in touch with Gupta’s family members and hence they did not know if Gupta’s parents were actually against the marriage or if he wanted to avoid it.

“We are also checking if there is a possibility that the girl may have killed Gupta first and then committed suicide. Everything will be clear once we get the postmortem report,” an officer said. According to Deshmukh, they currently filed an accidental death report in the matter.

“We are checking allegations made in the suicide note. We will be recording statements of the parents of both the boy and the girl to find what actually transpired that led to the incident,” Deshmukh said.