August 16, 2022

Two development employees who tried to save lots of their colleague from committing suicide unwittingly discovered themselves on the flawed finish of a homicide investigation.

In accordance with the MIDC police, the physique of a 32-year-old girl was discovered at a development web site in Andheri on Wednesday. The physique, which was seen by the positioning supervisor, was mendacity on the bottom and the supervisor instantly referred to as up the police.

Additional inquiries recognized the deceased as Numeher Bibi Sheikh, 32, a local of West Bengal, who was a development employee on the web site. On the similar time, the police found that two different employees, who had been incessantly seen in her firm, had been lacking since Wednesday (July 6), when the physique was discovered.

Primarily based on the place of the physique and the lacking labourers, the police registered a case of homicide beneath the Indian Penal Code and launched a manhunt for the duo.

After a day’s search, the police lastly traced and picked up one of many two males from the Wardha railway station.

“It was once we questioned him that we realised that the case won’t be a homicide in any respect. He informed us that he and the opposite suspect had been strolling via the development web site once they noticed that she had died by suicide. In an try to save lots of her, they took her physique down and laid it on the bottom. Nevertheless, they realised that she was already useless, and panicked, after which they fled the scene,” mentioned senior police inspector Satish Gaikwad, MIDC police station.

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“The police are nonetheless awaiting a last reason for demise to be recognized from the docs who carried out her autopsy examination, whereas additionally attempting to determine a motive behind her excessive step. Nevertheless, in accordance with inquiries carried out to date, the likelihood of the demise being a suicide than homicide is increased,” police officers mentioned.

“We are going to quickly be conducting inquiries with the opposite colleague in order that we are able to cross-check each their statements. The ultimate autopsy report, too, will arrive by this time,” Gaikwad mentioned.

To this point, the police know that Shaikh was married however had separated from her husband and that she knew the 2 males earlier than they got here to Mumbai searching for work.

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