The 27-year-old man who allegedly murdered a senior citizen in Borivli on Friday committed suicide a few hours later by jumping in front of a train at Kanjurmag.
Prakash Dudhar, who was employed as a booking clerk at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, leaped in front of a Karjat-bound train at around 1.30am on Saturday.
Dudhar used to stay with mother and younger brother at Bhandup. He was in a relationship with Asha Yadav, a booking clerk at Dadar station. While Dudhar's family had given their consent for marriage, Asha's mother did not see him as the right partner for her daughter.
On Friday, Dudhar met Asha's mother Lilavati Yadav at the Sukharwadi area in Borivali and told her he wanted to marry her daughter. When Lilavati refused, Prakash picked up a grinding stone and hit her on the head following, which he fled from the spot. On hearing Lilavati scream, Asha, came rushing and found her mother lying in a pool of blood. The injured woman was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
The Kasturba police had launched a manhunt for Dudhar and had even sent a police team to his residence where they were informed that he had not come home since the past two days. "We learnt about the murder only from the Kasturba police. Later, we got a call from Kurla railway police who informed us that Dudhar had committed suicide," said Vinay, Prakash's younger brother.