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House party to watch football match ends in a tragedy

A Saturday night house party with a few beers and a large screen TV to watch the Euro 2012 match turned nightmarish for a few college students as one of their friends mysteriously fell out of the kitchen window of the 19th floor apartment.

mumbai Updated: Jun 11, 2012 01:15 IST
Puja Changoiwala

A Saturday night house party with a few beers and a large screen TV to watch the Euro 2012 match turned nightmarish for a few college students as one of their friends mysteriously fell out of the kitchen window of the 19th floor apartment.

Dhwanil Shroff, a final year Jai Hind College student, and his ten friends had met at a friend's home in Woodlands Apartment on Peddar Road at 11pm to watch the match between Germany and Portugal.

"Dhwanil did not seem tensed. At around 4.20am on Sunday, he said he was going to the kitchen. When he did not return, one of our friends went to look for him," a friend who was present at the party said in a statement to the police.

The youngsters searched the whole house.

"All of us panicked. We ran down the stairs like mad people and when we reached the ground floor we found Dhwanil lying in a pool of blood," added the friend.

The youngsters informed the police and Dhwanil was taken to Breach Candy hospital where he was declared dead. His post mortem is being done at JJ Hospital. Police are probing if the death was an accident or suicide.

"Shroff was seen last before he entered the kitchen at 4.30am on Sunday. We suspect he lost his balance and fell out of the window," said Sudhir Beknalkar, inspector of Gamdevi police station.

But police sources said that Dhwanil might have committed suicide due to a love affair.

Police are ascertaining if Dhwanil had any alcohol that night.

"Although beer bottles were found at the spot, we can't say if Dhwanil had drunk any alcohol. We will wait for the post mortem report," added Beknalkar.

Apart from Dhwanil, there were four girls and six boys in the house.

"The girl whose place we met at was Dhwanil's school friend," said another friend in her statement.

Dhwanil lived on Warden Road. His father, Kamlesh, is a stockbroker.