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GRP may record statement of kin of deceased Thane builder

Amar Bhatia

Mumbai : The Government Railway Police is today likely to record the statements of the family members of deceased builder Amar Bhatia, who was found dead in neighbouring Thane district two days ago.

Bhatia, director (Operations) of Mohan Group of Developers, a reputed construction firm in Thane and Kalyan, was found dead on the railway tracks between Ambernath and Badlapur stations after he left home on Saturday evening, police said.

According to GRP, the builder was hit by the Kolkata-bound Duronto Express and suffered multiple injuries. Subsequently, he was pronounced dead at the Ulhasnagar Central hospital on Sunday.

“We haven’t recorded any statements of Bhatia family so far, as they are in a state of shock and could not speak. DCP (Central Railway, GRP) Rupali Ambure told PTI.

Before taking the extreme step, Amar had sent message to his uncle Rajkumar Bhatia on Whatsapp on Saturday night that he is committing suicide. He, however did not explain the reason, Ambure said.

Police have not ruled out the murder angle and is further investigating the case.

Today, we shall try to record the statement of their family, a GRP official said.

Bhatia’s death comes after the suicide of Suraj Parmar of Cosmos Group, due to which Thane Police has decided to conduct a parallel investigation in the case.

Parmar, a leading builder, had shot himself on October 7 last year. His suicide note alleged that a nexus of officials and corporators was harassing him for bribes.

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