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Chopper case witness died of multiple fractures, injuries

Preliminary post-mortem report in the mysterious death of Bharat Borge, the man who found pebbles in the fuel tank of industrialist Anil Ambani's helicopter, has revealed he died due to multiple fractures and injuries, police said.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2009 12:35 IST

Preliminary post-mortem report in the mysterious death of Bharat Borge, the man who found pebbles in the fuel tank of industrialist Anil Ambani's helicopter, has revealed he died due to multiple fractures and injuries, police said.

Government Railway Police (GRP) said they received the initial report late on Tuesday night and were recording statements of railway gateman and other persons concerned.

The GRP officials said they are treating the case as an accidental death.

Borge, who was a technician with Airworks company, was found dead on the tracks between Vile Parle and Andheri suburban stations, apparently after being run over by a local train on Tuesday evening.

Borge's body has been sent to Satara, his native place in Western Maharashtra, where the funeral will take place.

Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner Rakesh Maria and Additional DGP (Railway Police) K P Raghuvanshi on Tuesday said Borge's death was a case of suicide. Maria also said the motorman and the guard of a fast local saw the victim cross the track even when the train was fast approaching.

According to GRP sources, the letter recovered from Borge's person said some people from "Reliance" came to question him. It was not clear to which of the Reliance group he was referring and whether he felt they would harm him.

Borge's undated letter, written in Marathi and addressed to a police inspector Bhobade also said he had done nothing wrong.
Borge was among the first persons to have spotted the fuel cap of Ambani's helicopter open on Thursday last and on inspection found pebbles and gravel inside.

Police sprung into action after a senior pilot of Reliance Transport, Captain R N Joshi, in his complaint to the police alleged that it was clearly an attempt to murder Anil Ambani.

Meanwhile, Borge's family members have sought a CBI probe into the incident and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, saying being an ex-army personnel he was too strong to have committed suicide.