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Docs recreate scene of Malad murder, suicide

mumbai Updated: Mar 11, 2011 01:37 IST
HT Correspondent

A team of doctors visited the Sahyadri Housing Complex in Malad on Thursday where 31-year-old chartered accountant Nidhi Gupta flung her two children off the 19th floor of a 21-storey building before jumping off herself. They were there to reconstruct the events of March 8.

“The doctors visited the spot where the bodies had landed. They were unsure about the grilles on which Nidhi had fallen and had gone to verify the spot,” said Vinayak Kakade, senior police inspector of Dindoshi police station.

The police will also be verifying the recordings of the CCTV cameras at the complex for leads in the case.

Meanwhile, even two days after the incident, the police are nowhere near finding the reason behind the act. The police have recorded the statements of Nidhi’s husband and in-laws, but are yet to record the statements of Nidhi’s parents. “Right now we do not have a plausible reason for why Nidhi took the extreme step,” said an officer from Dindoshi police station.

Nidhi’s father Bimal Jalan, a resident of Worli, was to visit the police on Thursday to record his statement, but said he couldn’t as there was a prayer meeting for Nidhi and her children that day.

Nidhi was a qualified chartered accountant and was a lecturer at Saraf College in Malad. She was also pursuing an MBA, the police said.

A person close to the family said the community (to which the Guptas and Jalans belong) would make the two families sort out their differences. He was referring to Jalan’s allegations that his daughter was ‘mentally tortured and harassed by her in-laws’. However, he said if it was proved that Nidhi had committed the act because of harassment by the in-laws, then they should be punished. He added that the community would also be looking into the matter.