Chembur resident, Netra Talati (35), a dentist, was found dead with head injuries in her clinic in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. Police are on the lookout for the man who assists her in the clinic at Koparkhairane.
Netra, mother of a nine-year-old girl, was married to Wilfred Maskaran, who works in the marketing department of a private firm.
Her body was found around 6 pm in her clinic in Channel Tower, Koparkhairane.
Netra used to live in Koparkhairane before her marriage and had been practising at the clinic for around 10 years. There are two other establishments on same floor, Karad Cooperative credit society and a pathology lab, both of which were closed on Thursday.
Netra’s clinic timings were 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 6.30 pm to 9 pm. “Netra would punctually reach her home in Chembur to pick up her daughter who arrived home at 4.30 pm. Today, when she did not turn up, her neighbours called her on her mobile phone and the clinic landline number,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police R. D. Shinde.
“When they did not get any response, they contacted her aunt Vandana Talati who lives near the clinic and asked her to check.”
Added Shinde, “When the aunt came to the clinic, she found Netra dead. She then informed us.”
The police said Netra’s husband, who was in Hyderabad for some work, has told them that he had spoken to her at 1 pm last and she seemed fine.
“Netra’s father has come from Pune and her husband too is rushing back. We will be talking to them and other relatives to get more details on her and get clues on the motive for the killing,” said Shinde.
“We are trying to trace the assistant of the clinic, who is not answering his cellphone. We could get some vital information from him. We need to check if he was on leave today.”
The police said they would check Netra’s phone details to get more information in the case.
Initial investigations did not reveal anything missing from the clinic. The murder weapon has not been found.