Mumbai: Missing businessman's body found at Madh beach

The Borivli resident, who had been missing for 9 days, was debt-ridden; cops suspect he committed suicide by jumping into the sea

The body of a 38-year-old businessman, who had been missing for the past nine days, was found on Madh beach yesterday. Police have found injury marks on his head and suspect that the debt-ridden man ended his life by jumping into the sea.

Vipul Shah
Vipul Shah

The businessman, identified as Vipul Shah, had an imitation jewellery shop and was a resident of Sai Baba Nagar at Borivli West. Police said Shah spent his all money on bar girls and had taken loans from many money lenders. They suspect that Shah had jumped in the Bhayendar creek few days back and his body had floated and landed up in Madh on Friday.

According to the police, on the morning of February 5, Shah had gone to his imitation jewellery shop at Borivli but hadn’t returned home. After looking for him for two days, his family registered a missing person complaint with the Borivli police station on February 7.

API Gopal Bhosle of Borivli police station said, “Shah had taken many loans from money lenders and he spent all his money on bar girls. He also had an affair with a bar girl who stays in Malwani.” On the investigations he added, “Shah was untraceable. We had only found his last mobile network location, which was Fountain hotel at Ghodbunder Road.”

A police officer from Malwani police station under whose jurisdiction Madh beach comes, said, “We found the decomposed body on Madh beach on Friday afternoon. There was a wallet and mobile in
the pocket. In the wallet, we found a debit card with the name of the deceased and we identified the body.

There were some injury marks on the head.” Police suspect that Shah committed suicide. He is survived by his wife Bhavna and two children.

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