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Maharashtra: Constable found dead on railway tracks; was bodyguard of former minister

Updated on: 29 March,2023 04:31 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The Government Railway Police have identified the constable as Vaibhav Kadam, who was a bodyguard of ex-minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad

Maharashtra: Constable found dead on railway tracks; was bodyguard of former minister

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A police constable, who was a bodyguard of a former Maharashtra minister, was found dead on railway tracks at Taloja in Thane district on Wednesday morning, with officials suspecting it to be a case of suicide.


The Government Railway Police have identified the constable as Vaibhav Kadam, who was a bodyguard of ex-minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad, said an official.


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Kadam was also one of the accused in a case where a man, Anant Karmuse, had alleged that he was beaten up at Awhad's Thane residence over a Facebook post.
It is suspected that Kadam jumped before a speeding train and died, the official said.

Police have registered a case of accidental death and sent the body for post-mortem, said the official, adding that a probe is underway.

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