Mumbai law intern found on tracks left gold earrings, chain in office just hours before death
The 20-year-old law intern was found dead on railway tracks near Currey Road station on Wednesday night. She had sent her parents a message ‘no one is responsible’ before her phone got switched offmumbai Updated: Oct 06, 2017 23:56 IST
The 20-year-old LLB student, whose body was found on the tracks between Currey Road and Parel, had removed her gold earrings and chain in her office, hours before her death, said police.
Pallavi Vikamsey had recently completed her studies and was interning at a law firm in Fort.
The daughter of the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), she boarded a train from the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) at 6pm on Wednesday.
However, the Dadar government railway police (GRP) are yet to ascertain how she died and have thus, initiated a probe into the matter.Police officers said they only found a gold ring on Vikamsey’s finger.
“We neither found her mobile phone near her body nor in her office drawer,” said Machindra Chavan, assistant commissioner of police (GRP) Dadar division.
GRP officials said they were trying to trace the motorman of the train that crushed her.
“We have not been able to trace the train and its motorman yet,” said Nitin Bobade, senior police inspector, Dadar GRP. A case of accidental death was recorded as Vikamsey’s parents had not asked Dadar police to file a complaint.
“Our job is to find out if there was any foul play” added Chavan. The police will check Vikamsey’s call data records to find out who the last person she spoke to was.
Vikamsey sent her parents a text message reading, ‘No one is responsible’ before switching off her phone, said Sukhlal Varpe, senior inspector of MRA Marg police station.
After she did not return home on Wednesday night, her parents tried to call her, but could not get through. They then approached the MRA Marg police, who registered a missing person’s complaint.
Police said they received a call from the station master at 8.30pm about a body lying on the tracks. The body was sent to KEM Hospital.
Police officers said Vikamsey was last seen boarding a train from CSMT station towards Thane at 6pm — as was her routine. The MRA Marg police said they recorded the statements of eyewitnesses. The Dadar GRP will now question these eyewitnesses and other women in the compartment in which Vikamsey travelled.
First Published: Oct 06, 2017 12:05 IST