Man whose SUV was parked near Ambani home, with gelatin sticks in it, found dead
Thane (Maharashtra), March 5, 2021
In an intriguing development, police have recovered the body of a Thane-based businessman whose stolen SUV was found parked, with 20 gelatin sticks in it, near Antilia, the iconic home of Reliance Industries Ltd. Chairman Mukesh Ambani, officials said here on Friday.
The body of Mansukh Hiren -- who had reported his Scorpio SUV as stolen from north-east Mumbai earlier -- was fished out of the marshes adjacent to the Thane Creek near Mumbra town.
Reported missing by his family, the police recovered his body around 10.30 a.m. on Friday from Reti Bunder Road near Thane Creek.
Tentatively suspecting it to be a case of suicide, the Naupada Police has registered an accidental death report and is investigating the matter, said officials.
Hiren's SUV was found on the afternoon of February 25, along with 20 gelatin sticks and a purported threat letter typewritten in broken English, sending shock waves through the country's corporate and political circles.
The suspiciously parked SUV, which belonged to the deceased Hiren, was apparently left there in the wee hours of February 25 and was detected only after around 12 hours by some locals who alerted the Mumbai Police.