The Gamdevi police investigating the death of Dhwanil Shroff, 20, concluded, on Monday, that the he had committed suicide after a conversation with his former girlfriend, who was also present in the flat. But they will not register a case of abetment against his former girlfriend, as they did not find any evidence to prove that she had provoked Shroff to commit suicide.
Shroff jumped off the kitchen window of the 19th floor apartment of Woodland Heights on Peddar Road early on Sunday morning, where he and ten other friends had met to watch a football match.
Two hours after they spoke, Shroff went to the kitchen of the apartment and jumped off the window.
The police have recorded statements of six of Shroff’s friends on Sunday, including his former girlfriend. Statements of his family and the remaining four friends present at the party will be recorded on Tuesday. The police said that apart from the statements, even circumstantial evidence gathered after inspecting the apartment hinted that Shroff had committed suicide.
“A few utensils kept close to the window were found on the floor, hinting that they fell when he climbed on to the kitchen window. Besides, there was a wide parapet outside the window and it is unlikely that Shroff must have slipped,” said an official from Gamdevi police station.