‘No foul play in woman’s suicide in police lock-up’
The Crime Branch, which is investigating into the alleged suicide of a 28-year-old woman at the Goregaon police lock-up last week, has ruled out foul play.mumbai Updated: Apr 08, 2010 01:03 IST
The Crime Branch, which is investigating into the alleged suicide of a 28-year-old woman at the Goregaon police lock-up last week, has ruled out foul play.
“I went through the post-mortem report. No injury marks were found on her body,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy said on Wednesday, ruling out the possibility of physical torture in custody that could have driven her to end her life.
On April 2, Malad resident Swapna Salvi allegedly involved in cheating a Dahisar-based businessman of Rs 1.96 lakh, was found hanging in the women’s lock-up on the second floor of the Goregaon (East) police station building.
Salvi had taken his card posing as a Citibank employee to upgrade it, and didn’t return it.
On March 31, the Goregaon (E) police had taken custody of Salvi and her accomplice, Arvind Gowda (27) from the Ahmedabad Crime Branch.
On April 2, the woman constable, who was watching over Salvi, went to the ground floor to make a call from the police
landline. When she returned at around 9.30 am she found Salvi hanging by her dupatta from the ceiling fan.
Roy, however, said investigation was on to establish the events and circumstances that led to the suicide and how it went unnoticed by the policemen.