Yesterday, news of a sudden death of a fashion designer took Internet by storm. Reportedly, 45-year-old Sunita Singh was found dead at her Lokhandwala residence after accidentally hitting bathroom washbasin. Now, according to the latest development in the case, the son has been arrested by the Oshiwara police for physically assaulting his mother which led to her death.
The report in Mumbai Mirror suggests:
Sunita and Lakshya had an argument over a minor issue on Wednesday night, resulting in a scuffle. During the scuffle, Lakshya allegedly pushed his mother and her head hit the washbasin in the bathroom. She sustained injuries on the back of her head. When the police reached the spot for a panchnama on Thursday, they had found the washbasin broken and tilted on one side. They also found blood stains on the floor. When the police questioned Lakshya, he initially told them that his mother had locked the bathroom door from inside and did not get any response from her. However, the residents of the building said that they had heard the family dog bark constantly postmidnight.
Manoj Kumar Sharma, Additional Police Commissioner, West Region, spoke to Mumbai Mirror and said, “He was booked under Section 304 (2) of the IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).”
Another police officer told Mumbai Mirror, “The exact reason behind Sunita’s death is yet to be ascertained, but prima facie it appears the mother and son had an argument on Wednesday night. Both of them used to consume narcotics substances.’’
A local resident told the leading tabloid, “Sunita used to earlier live in Oshiwara and had shifted to Lokhandwala a few months ago. They had a pet dog and a servant who used to live with them apart from Ashpriya and Lakshya. They lived in flat number 301 on the third floor of the buidling. She was a fashion designer but used to say that she was also a tattoo artist. It is shocking to learn about her death.’’Sunita, who was a fashion designer by profession, used to share the rented flat with son Lakshya, 23 and his fiancée Ashpriya Banerjee, 22, in Cross Gate building.