Mumbai: Mumbai police
are still clueless over the suspected suicide of a 27-year-old
woman, whose body was found in an NCP legislator's room in Manora
MLA Hostel near Churchgate here late Sunday, an official said
The victim, identified as Rupali Andhare, niece of Dilip Dhaigunde,
a personal assistant to Babanrao Shinde, Nationalist Congress
Party MLA from Madha, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of
the legislator's room late Sunday.
Police have registered a case of "unnatural death" and are
awaiting the autopsy and viscera test reports later Tuesday, ACP
Krishna Prakash told media-persons.
No suicide note has been recovered and police are clueless as to
the motive behind her suspected suicide, he added.
According to investigations, Rupali had come to Mumbai from Barshi
in Solapur a few days ago in search of employment. She was living
in the hostel as a guest in Shinde's room along with her two
The incident reportedly took place Sunday evening when the two
brothers had gone out to eat. On their return later that night,
when Rupali did not open the door, they alerted the hostel
security which summoned the police.
The door was later broken down to reveal Rupali's body hanging
from the ceiling fan. She was pronounced dead at G.T. Hospital
later that night.
ACP Prakash said that her brother has given a statement that
Rupali was feeling frustrated as she was not able to get a job.
The girl, an MA and BEd, was looking for a job as a teacher.
The police suspect that depression due to unemployment could have
driven her to take the extreme step.