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NCW seeks report from police in Pooja Chavan ‘suicide’ case

According to police, Pooja Chavan jumped to her death from a building in Mohammadwadi area in the early hours of February 7. No suicide note was found after the incident.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has sought a report from Maharashtra Director General of Police, Hemant Nagrale, regarding the death of a 22-year-woman in Pune, who is suspected to have died by suicide.

According to police, Pooja Chavan jumped to her death from a building in Mohammadwadi area in the early hours of February 7. No suicide note was found after the incident. A case of accidental death was registered at the Wanavdi police station and a probe was launched to ascertain the cause of her death.

Following a request received through a Twitter post, the NCW has taken cognizance of the matter.

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“Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to the DGP, Maharashtra, seeking appropriate action. The Commission has also sought a detailed action taken report in the matter at the earliest. A copy of the letter has also been sent to the additional commissioner of police, East Region, Pune,” stated an NCW press release.

DGP Nagrale has sought a report from the Pune City Police regarding the investigation into Chavan’s death.

Earlier, citing Chavan’s alleged association with a minister who is also a Shiv Sena MLA, the BJP had demanded a thorough investigation into the death. Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has also written to Nagrale in this regard.

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