Mumbai, Dec 29: An 18-year old maid allegedly committed suicide in her employer’s residence in Goregaon (west). The deceased’s body was found hanging on Monday afternoon in flat number 203 in Garden Estate building, when the owner and his wife were not in the house. The sister of domestic help alleged that she was harassed by her owner. Also Read - Coronavirus in Mumbai: Siddhivinayak Temple to Shut Entry For Those Without Online Registration
According to a report published in Mid-Day, the owner of the flat number 203 in Garden Estate building was out with his family. On Monday, they returned and knocked the door several times but did not get any response from inside. They informed about this to their neighbour and later opened the door with the help of spare key. (ALSO READ: Double-story building collapses in Bhiwandi near Mumbai, no casualties) Also Read - Coronavirus: Amid Rising Cases, BMC Shuts Mumbai's Iconic Oval Maidan From Tomorrow
When the owner opened the door of his flat, his domestic help, who was identified as Sufiya Khatul, was found hanging. However the Bangur Nagar police have registered a case of an Accidental Death Report (ADR ) following a preliminary enquiry but Khatul’s sister alleged in her statement to the police that the deceased’s employer had been harassing her for several months. Also Read - Hyderabad Student Who Faked Rape, Abduction 2 Weeks Ago Dies by Suicide
The investigation is still under way and cops are checking the call records of Khatul. Police said that they will also record statements of the flat owner and neighbours, to ascertain the exact reason behind the suicide.