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Gurgaon airhostess found dead in Munich

Mystery continues to surround the death of a 30-year-old Gurgaon-based flight attendant three weeks after her body was found on a railway track near Munich,Germany.

Written by Geeta Gupta | New Delhi |
February 24, 2009 12:08:38 am

Mystery continues to surround the death of a 30-year-old Gurgaon-based flight attendant three weeks after her body was found on a railway track near Munich,Germany.

Authorities in Germany are still investigating the case,and are yet to zero in on the circumstances leading to Shalini Yadav’s death. Her employers have refused to comment.

Yadav,a flight attendant with the Germany-based Lufthansa Airlines,was on a stopover at Munich after a Mumbai-Munich flight on February 2.

She was on duty,and was supposed to take the Munich-Mumbai flight on February 5.

But,according to the investigating officers in Munich,

Yadav was found dead on the railway tracks around 10 kilometres from Munich.

“The case is still under investigation. She was killed by the train,and parts of the body was found till 100 metres on the train’s course,” M Titz,the senior public prosecutor in Munich and head of the department investigating the case,told Newsline on Monday.

While the postmortem examination has been conducted on the deceased,several more investigations are still underway,investigating officers said.

While her family in India could not be contacted for more details,German authorities are now finding it hard to get to any conclusion in the absence of vital clues.

“While the investigations are still on,a case of death for unknown reason has been registered here,” Titz said. “We do not suppose it is a capital crime,murder or manslaughter. It seems she killed herself — having investigated so far,we do not suppose it to be a murder.”

But the investigators are keeping all avenues open,Titz added. “Nothing is clear,and we are not sure what had happened. Investigations will take their own course; we can’t say any more. More witnesses are being examined at present.”

Lufthansa Airlines officials declined to comment on the case.

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