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Chembur sisters died from fall, shock: Police

mumbai Updated: Jun 04, 2016 11:33 IST

MUMBAI: The preliminary report in the deaths of two senior citizens in Chembur on Thursday said one of the sisters may have died from a fall, while the other died of shock, the police said.

According to the police, the doctors have said that one of the sisters, who was found lying on the ground and was bleeding from nose, may have had a fall, while the other died from shock. There are no other injuries on the bodies.

A close relative of the deceased has also been traced, who said he will conduct the last rites of the sisters. The bodies are likely to be handed over to the relative. The doctors, however, have reserved the final opinion on the deaths.

The police also failed to find any traces of forced entry into the flat that would point towards foul play. “We found the windows closed and the fan was on while the bodies were lying in the living room. As the main door was locked from inside, we strongly suspect that the deaths are natural,” said a police officer privy to the investigation.

The finger print expert team has collected samples from the flat. The police have questioned and recorded the statements of the society residents and the women with whom they attended (satsang) but are unable to find anything that would lead to any suspicion.

The two woman, both more than 70, were found dead at their flat in Chembur’s Sindhi Society. The septuagenarians, Mohini, 72, and Basanti Jethvani, 75, were unmarried. Their older brother, who was also unmarried, died a couple of years ago.

First Published: Jun 04, 2016 11:33 IST