MUMBAI: The post mortem report of Mansukh Hiren, whose Scorpio car was found abandoned outside businessman Mukesh Ambani’s house, has been handed over to his family.
Report suggests no foul play and says that he died due to drowning. However, the family of the deceased is not convinced and is planning to seek a second opinion. According to the wife of the deceased, Hiren was a good swimmer.
Mansukh, around 45 years old, was found dead on the banks of a creek along the Mumbra-Reti Bunder road in neighbouring Thane on Friday morning, police had said.
Mansukh Hiren, owner of the Scorpio car parked with explosives outside the Ambani’s home was found dead in Thane. Hiren’s family expressed doubts about his death.
Mansukh Hiren’s post mortem was carried out at Thane Municipal Corporation’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital. According to the report, Hiren died due to drowning. Hiren’s viscera will be sent to a forensic lab for further investigation. Hiren’s family took his body into custody after receiving autopsy report, police said.
In his statement to the Mumbai police earlier this month, Mansukh Hiren had claimed that his car had not been in use for over a year and that he recently drove the vehicle because he wanted to sell it. Hiren had said to police officials that his car broke down and he decided to park it on the Mulund-Airoli Link Road on February 16. When he returned to the spot the next day, the vehicle had been stolen.
On Friday, State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had announced that the probe into the case has been handed over to the state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Mumbai Crime Branch.