Shikha Joshi, a 40-year-old model, committed suicide by slitting her throat open mysteriously at her Mhada flat in Versoa on Saturday evening. Police have registered an accidental death case.
DCP Satya Narayan Chaudhry, said, “The incident took place at around 6 pm. Joshi would stay in the flat with her friend. She went into the bathroom and slit her throat open using a sharp object. When she did not open the door for a long time, her friend knocked on the door and Joshi opened it. However, she collapsed immediately due to excessive bleeding.” A bleeding Joshi was then rushed to Kokilaben Hospital in Andheri where she was pronounced dead. Later, he body was sent to Cooper Hospital for post mortem.
On November 10, 2013, the Amboli police had arrested Joshi and her brother for pelting stones at the residence of cosmetic surgeon Dr Vijay Sharma in Andheri. Before her arrest, she had filed a molestation complaint against the doctor in 2011. Police had then said that Joshi and her brother had gone to the doctor’s clinic on October 30, 2011, and threw stones after he refused to admit them inside the clinic.
Senior police inspector Ravindranath Pawar, said, “We have not found any suicide note. The kitchen knife used in the crime has been seized. She was staying with her friend, Madhu Bharti, whose statement is being recorded. Bharti was staying with Joshi for the last two months. Prima facie, it seems that Joshi took the extreme step due to frustration.” Joshi is survived by a 19-year-old daughter who stays with her grand parents in Delhi. Joshi’s brother arrived in Mumbai and claimed her body.
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