Charudatta Deshpande,former chief of corporate affairs and communications at Tata Steel,allegedly committed suicide in his Vasai home on Friday evening,the police said. It is unclear what led him to take the step,the police said.
According to police,57-year-old Deshpande,who lived with family in Borivli,owned another home in Vasai West.
On Friday,he had come to Vasai accompanied only by his driver. Around 3 pm,his wife called his cell phone and after receiving no answer,told the driver to check on him. The driver also called Deshpande and knocked several times. He then broke open a grill to see Deshpandes body hanging from the ceiling fan, said Inspector R S Nikumbhe of the Vasai police station. His body was sent for autopsy to Vasai Municipal Hospital.