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Varsha suicide: Cops still await ballistic report

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 - 9:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Even a month after singer Asha Bhosle's daughter Varsha Bhosle committed suicide, the Gamdevi police are awaiting the ballistic report of the firearm used by her at her Peddar Road residence on October 8.

Even a month after singer Asha Bhosle's daughter Varsha Bhosle  committed suicide, the Gamdevi police are awaiting the ballistic report of the firearm used by her at her Peddar Road residence on  October 8.

“The ballistic report is important as it will help us in ascertaining whether the Belgium-made pistol was being serviced. It usually takes 15-20 days to submit a report. However, we have not yet received the report,” said Pradip Lonandkar, senior inspector from Gamdevi police station. He added that they had written a letter to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) at Kalina to submit the report at the earliest.  

In an earlier report, it was mentioned that Varsha's mother had admitted that the weapon used by her daughter was the same she had owned; but she had misplaced it around 30 years ago. However, the police had said that if it was the same firearm, then either it was being serviced or someone else had knowledge about it since it is not possible to fire from a gun which had lied idle for years.

Varsha, who was suffering from depression and was undergoing treatment, had attempted suicide thrice before. She was alone in the house when she shot herself. The body was first spotted by Asha's driver. Asha and her son were in Singapore for an award ceremony when the incident took place.  

The police are awaiting the ballistic report to ascertain whether there was negligence on anybody's part.




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