Two unidentified, decomposed bodies of a boy and a man were found in a drain in Kandivli on Tuesday.
The police suspect that the duo—the boy seemed to be around seven years old and the man, about 35—is father and son and had committed suicide.
Ajit Patil, deputy commissioner of police, (zone XII), said, “Around 2.30 pm, a local resident informed us that two bodies were floating near a quarry in Samta Nagar.”
The police said the boy was wearing a shirt and half pants. The man was wearing a shirt, trousers, sports shoes and a leather belt.
“A wallet found in the man’s pocket contained a railway ticket of Lokmanya Tilak Express from Patna to Kalyan, a second-class local train ticket from Kalyan to Malad and a passport size photograph,” said Assistant Police Inspector Bhousaheb Aher who is investigating the case. “A 50-rupee note and a small packet of tobacco were also found.”
Aher said the bodies were decomposed making the identification of injuries difficult. “They [the bodies] must be at least ten days old. The victims appear to be north Indians,” said Aher.
The quarry at Vadarpada, where the bodies were found, is an isolated spot.
“The land, which is a prohibited area, belongs to the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority,” said Aher. “The drain in which the bodies were found is around 100 feet deep and the spot is uninhabited. The nearest slums are 300 metres away.”
The police have registered a case of accidental death. “It appears that the victims might have jumped from the hill. The spot is inaccessible,” said an officer requesting anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media.
“We are inquiring about missing complaints with local police stations.”
The police will circulate the photographs of the deceased.