While cops refuse to divulge reason behind alleged suicide, they say elder son took his life “for same reason”
The bodies of a mother and son were found hanging at their Chembur home on Saturday afternoon. The woman has been identified as Kalpana Salvi, 46, who worked with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s L-ward office, while her son Sunil, 22, was a final year student at Chembur’s Acharya College.
The duo was found hanging from a single rope tied to the fan. The deaths were discovered when neighbours complained of their dog barking and a foul smell emanating from their house in the BMC staff quarters on P L Lokhande Road. The mother and son were last seen on Thursday.
Tilak Nagar police have registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) in the matter. While the cops have refused to divulge the reason for the alleged suicide, they said that two years ago, Salvi’s elder son had committed suicide for the same reason.
A police source said, “A few years ago, Kalpana’s husband Ashok had died due to an illness after which, Kalpana took over his job. There were disputes between the sons and the mother. Therefore, the elder son committed suicide as well.”
Another police officer added, “When we reached the house, the dog was barking loudly and we were scared that it would attack us. We haven’t found a suicide note.”
The bodies have been sent to Ghatkopar’s Rajawadi Hospital for post-mortem and once that’s done, they will be handed over to Kalpana’s family. “We are in the process of taking statements from neighbours right now,” the officer added.