Body of man who plunged from sealink found at Dadar shore



Mumbai: The body of an unidentified man, who had jumped into the sea from the Bandra Worli Sea Link after throwing a suspicious object into the water, was found off Dadar shore in central Mumbai, police said on Sunday.

The man, aged between 30 to 35 years, was captured in a CCTV footage while walking on the bridge and carrying a suspicious object yesterday morning, they said.

Suspecting his behaviour, a police constable deployed there asked him to come to the police chowky. However, the man panicked and threw the object in the water and plunged from the bridge, they said.

An alert was sent to all police stations in the region and a search operation was started in the sea but in vain.

Past midnight, the body was found at the shores of Dadar, police said, adding, they could not find anything that could help them in establishing his identity.

"The deceased was clean shaven and appears to be from a good family. It seems to be a case of suicide, no suspicious object was found from him," A D Unde, Senior Inspector at Dadar Police Station, said.

The body was taken to civic-run Sion hospital for post mortem, police said, adding that further probe was on.

PTI