Mumbai: Missing teen's body recovered from Powai quarry, girl's family rules out suicide

Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 22:14 IST | Anurag Kamble

Though the Powai police are yet to find out how she fell into the quarry, her family claims that she could not have committed suicide

Fiza Khan
Fiza Khan

A day after a 17-year-old girl Fiza Khan from Mannubhai Chawl in Chandivli, went missing after she ventured out to answer nature's call, NDRF jawans and fishermen recovered her body from a quarry on Wednesday evening. The Powai police are in the process of registering an accidental death report in the matter. Though how she fell into the quarry remains a mystery, her family has ruled out the possibility of a suicide.

The spot from where the body was fished out
The spot from where the body was fished out

Body stuck to mud
Police sources said that when Fiza's family members went out to look for her on Tuesday, they found her sandals, a bucket that she had taken along with her and a dupatta at a distance from the quarry. The fire brigade and NDRF started a search operation on Tuesday and continued it till late in the night. It was resumed early the following day. The cops also took the help of fishermen in tracing the body. Around 5.30 pm on Wednesday, the fishermen alerted the cops that something had got stuck to their fishing hook. Soon after the NDRF jawans fished out the body, which had got stuck to the mud.

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Speaking to mid-day, Fiza's father Firoz Khan said, "She had dropped out of school after Std VIII and was the eldest of all the siblings. She had got engaged three years back and was to get married next year. She didn't have any issue with the marriage, in fact she was excited about it." The deceased's relative Parveen Sheikh said, "Fiza's cousin sister had accompanied her to the quarry on the day of the incident. However, when Fiza wanted to show her how she could jump into the quarry, she took her back home. But instead of reaching home, she disappeared mid-way."

All angles being probed
When contacted, an officer from Powai police station said, "Looking at the spot, a girl would never go there to answer nature's call. We've also come to know from her family members that she was not eating properly for the past couple of days. The body has been sent to Rajawadi Hospital for post-mortem. The case is being investigated from all possible angles."

5.30 pm
The hour at which Fiza Khan's body was fished out of the quarry

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