Mumbai: While the country, and the tourism industry in particular, is trying to come to terms with losing one of its doyens in such an unfortunate manner, the probe into the suicide of Raj Travels owner Lalit Sheth has thrown up a few interesting posers. Cops are still trying to work out how and why did Sheth cover a distance of 2 km to reach Bandra-Worli Sea Link " from where he leapt to his death on Wednesday " after getting off his car at Worli Dairy.
This is the version of the deceaseds driver Ajit Jha, who, so far, appears to be the last person to have seen Sheth alive. Jha had told us that Sheth got down at the Worli Dairy to make some calls. When he did not return and his son Akash could not reach him on the phone, the latter took a cab and reached the sea link and found the suicide note in the backseat of his fathers Volkswagen Vento. He then informed Worli police and later fishermen recovered Sheths body from the sea near Vetal temple, said a police officer from Dadar.
Cops suspect Jha is not telling the whole truth. We will record his statement once again. We think he is afraid and is telling lies as the family had asked him to take care of Sheth, who had been under stress for some period of time, confirmed Prakash Patil, senior inspector, Dadar police station. Akash told us that
05:41 PM, Aug 03, 2012
Mumbai: India's leading leisure travel service provider Raj Travels' owner Lalit Sheth on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the Bandra Worli Sea Link bridge in central Mumbai, police said. "56-year-old Sheth, who owns Raj Travels, jumped from the sea link bridge this afternoon, leaving a suicide note," Deputy Police Commissioner Dhananjay Kulkarni told PTI. According to police, Sheth asked his driver to stop the car on the bridge...
12:15 PM, Aug 02, 2012