The body of techie who was kidnapped in Mumbai found in Andhra Pradesh
On Monday evening after leaving office, he messaged one of his friends from Pune that he was being kidnapped by some people.mumbai Updated: Aug 12, 2017 01:35 IST
Three days after he was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified people in Vashi, a 26-year-old software engineer was found dead in Krishna river at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.
According to the police, Shilwant Shonkatle, a native of Solapur, lived in a rented house at Kopri village, sector 26, in Vashi with a roommate. Shonkatle worked in a software company in Vashi.
On Monday evening after leaving office, he messaged one of his friends from Pune that he was being kidnapped by some people. He also asked for help from his friend in that message.
“When the friend called back, Shonkatle’s phone was switched off. He then informed Shonkatle’s family. His parents registered a kidnapping case with us on Tuesday,” said Ajay Kumar Landge, senior inspector of Vashi police station.
On Thursday, residents of Vijayawada spotted a body in the river and informed the Bhavanipuram police there.
The police found a notebook with some phone numbers in his pocket and informed some of his friends about it. His Aadhar card was also recovered from his pocket. “His family members Andhra Pradesh and identified the body. After a post-mortem, the body was later handed over to them. We have not received the postmortem report. The family is taking the body to Solapur,” said Nitin Gite, inspector of Vashi police station.
The Vashi police have sent a team to Andhra Pradesh for investigation.
Dr Sudhakar Pathare, deputy commissioner police of zone I, said, “So far, we have learnt that there were no injury marks. Therefore, it’s tough to say what caused the death. We will have to wait for the postmortem report.”
The police have not ruled out the suicide angle.
“Since the kidnapping case was registered with us, we will investigate the matter. We will also take statements of his roommate, colleagues and family members,” Gite said.