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Two drown in separate incidents

In separate instances of drownings on Monday morning, the bodies of two men were found floating in the sea at Mahim and Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) respectively. In both cases, the police have ruled out any foul play and registered accidental death reports.

mumbai Updated: Dec 21, 2010 01:11 IST
HT Correspondent

In separate instances of drownings on Monday morning, the bodies of two men were found floating in the sea at Mahim and Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) respectively. In both cases, the police have ruled out any foul play and registered accidental death reports.

At 8am, locals found the body of a 22-year-old man near the Mahim dargah and informed the police.

“We found two SIM cards in his wallet. On activating them, we found that the body was Vikas Kevat’s, who lived in Reti Bandar area of Mahim. He worked as a caterer,” said inspector Vinay Kulkarni of the Mahim police station.

Kevat had migrated to the city from Bihar two years ago. His room-mates told the police that he had left in the morning to take a bath at the sea, but did not return. They told the police that Kevat suffered from seizures.

The police suspect that Kevat may have suffered a seizure while having his bath and drowned. “When Kevat’s family in Bihar was contacted, they too confirmed that he suffered from seizures. We do not suspect any foul play,” said Kulkarni.

In the second case of drowning, the body of Surendra Sav, 32, was found at the Victoria dock of MbPT.

Sav, who had come from Jharkhand four months ago, and his uncle used to do construction work at local jetties. They would sleep on Sadguru Krupa boat at MbPT.

“Sav was last seen by his uncle in the night. There were no external injury marks on his body. We have registered a case of accidental death,” said sub-inspector P Bhosale from Yellow Gate police station.