The Samta Nagar police will send the four-page suicide note written by a 24-year-old law student, who allegedly committed suicide on July 15, for handwriting analysis.
The woman’s suicide note said her boyfriend, Gopi Rawal, was allegedly blackmailing her with objectionable photographs and had raped her repeatedly. The police want to ascertain whether the victim wrote the suicide note.
The police said the contents of the suicide note and 27-year-old Rawal’s statements were contradictory. Rawal, a resident of Mira Road, told the police he was not married while the suicide note mentions that the victim tried to snap ties with him after she found he was married.
The note says Rawal refused to marry her but he told the police he had conveyed to her several times he was ready to marry. The victim had reportedly written that Rawal lied to her saying was a rich businessman. “Rawal said he met the victim through a common friend and there was no possibility of lying because the friend was aware he was employed as a driver with an advocate,” Assistant Police Inspector Sunil Zaware.
An officer requesting anonymity said the victim’s father knew about their relationship and when she failed her civil services exams in 2008, for which she attended classes in Dadar, he refused to let her continue with studies. It was when she was attending classes that the victim had met Rawal.
Her father later allowed her to continue with studies and she joined Nalanda Law College at Gorai. She jumped in front of a train near Vasai Road station on July 15. Two days later, the police arrested Rawal for abetment of suicide.