In Suburban Mumbai, Soklaram Purohit a 28-year-old man drove around with his wife’s body for close to 8 hours after she committed suicide earlier this month.
On June 7 he returned home near Saki Naka after midnight & found his wife, Maniben, hanging from the ceiling fan, according to the police.
Police said that Purohit kept the body in his car & went to a private hospital in Saki Naka where the doctors declared his wife brought dead. But instead of the following procedure, he managed to smuggle the body out of the hospital and took it to another hospital in the area, where to she was declared dead on arrival. From here also, he took away the body and brought it home.
In the morning, Purohit decided to take his wife’s body to a community hospital but on the advice of a friend, he finally took the body to a government hospital, where doctors informed the police.
A senior police official said,”The Saki Naka police had initially registered an accidental death report but later it was registered as an abetment to suicide case. When the woman’s body reached Rajwadi hospital the police station was informed. We are investigating based on the suspicions of the victim’s relatives.”
Navin C Reddy, Deputy Commissioner of Police said,”We are investigating why he took so much time to inform the police and we are checking the reasons behind his suspicious behaviour.”
The police are also waiting for the final post-mortem report & viscera report based on which further investigation will be conducted.
A police official said,”Our investigation has revealed that they had got married five years ago and used to have frequent fights as the couple was childless.”