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Police yet to find owner of pistol Varsha Bhosle used to shoot self

Suspense continues over the ownership of the pistol singer Asha Bhosle’s daughter Varsha used to end her life,even as police recorded statements of some family members and staff on Tuesday.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai |
October 10, 2012 3:56:55 am

Suspense continues over the ownership of the pistol singer Asha Bhosle’s daughter Varsha used to end her life,even as police recorded statements of some family members and staff on Tuesday.

“We are trying to find the owner of the Belgium-made 0.6 calibre pistol,” a police officer said. “We will soon record statements of Varsha’s mother Asha,aunt Lata Mangeshkar,who lives in the same building,brother Anand and ex-husband Hemant Kenkre. No family member or friend has come forward to say the weapon belongs to him or her,” the officer said.

Statements of another aunt Usha Mangeshkar,relative Rachna Shah,driver Vijay Nakashe and housemaid Deepali Mane have been recorded so far.

Varsha (56) shot herself in her mother’s flat in Prabhukung Building on Peddar Road in South Mumbai on Monday. Police said she was under treatment of doctors based in Pune for depression. “We are seeking her health documents,” an official said.

Meanwhile,post-mortem has revealed Varsha died of haemorrhagic shock due to bullet injury and excessive bleeding. The viscera have been preserved for further investigation,police said,adding that the post mortem report did not disclose the exact time of suicide. They do not suspect foul play.

Varsha cremated

Mumbai: The last rites of legendary playback singer Asha Bhosle’s daughter Varsha,who committed suicide,were performed in the early hours of Tuesday at Marine Lines. The 56-year-old singer and columnist,who was reportedly suffering from depression,ended her life on Monday by shooting herself in the right temple at her residence in Prabhukunj Apartments on Peddar Road in South Mumbai.

Sources close to the family said the funeral took place between 3 and 4 am at Chandanwadi Crematorium after Asha,who was away in Singapore to attend the closing ceremony of Marathi International Film and Theatre Awards,reached Mumbai around 11 pm.

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