Air Hostess Murder Suspect Found Dead : Authorities suspect that Vikram Athwal took his own life using a pair of pants as a makeshift noose. The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation.
Mumbai,08 September (City Times) : A grim turn of events unfolded as a 40-year-old man accused of murdering 25-year-old air hostess Rupal Ogrey was discovered dead in the custody of Mumbai police. The suspect, Vikram Athwal, was found hanging in the Andheri police station’s restroom during the early hours of the morning. Authorities suspect that Vikram Athwal took his own life using a pair of pants as a makeshift noose. The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation.
The Tragic Air Hostess Murder
The tragic incident began when Rupal Ogrey, a 25-year-old air hostess hailing from Chhattisgarh, was found dead with her throat slit in a rented flat in Marol, suburban Andheri. She had come to Mumbai in April for training with a prominent private airline.
Arrest and Custody
Vikram Athwal, who had been working as a housekeeper in the residential society where the victim lived for the past year, was arrested on the charge of murdering her. A local court had remanded him in police custody until September 8.
During the course of the investigation, police recovered a knife believed to have been used in the crime, along with the clothing Vikram Athwal wore at the time of the incident. Athwal, who was married and had two daughters, reportedly had arguments with Rupal Ogrey over minor matters.
Tragic Circumstances Unfold
- Preliminary findings from the police suggest that Vikram Athwal entered Ogrey’s flat under the guise of collecting a garbage bag and cleaning the commode, ultimately leading to the tragic incident. The case has left a community in shock and raises questions about the safety and security of residents in the area.
- Late on a Friday night in the Mumbai neighborhood of Andheri, a heartbreaking incident unfolded. Rupal Ogrey, a 25-year-old trainee air hostess hailing from Chhattisgarh, had relocated to Mumbai just in April to pursue her dreams with Air India. She shared her flat with her sister and her boyfriend, who had recently gone back home.
- Concern grew when Ms. Ogrey’s family realized she hadn’t received any calls on Sunday. Worried friends went to her flat, but it was locked from the inside. Alarmed, they contacted the police.
- Upon entering the flat, officers made a horrifying discovery: Ms. Ogrey lay in a pool of blood. Rushed to a nearby hospital, she was sadly pronounced dead upon arrival.
The police swiftly mobilized, detaining Vikram Atwal, a 40-year-old man who worked as a sweeper in the housing society. He is currently under questioning. The authorities are carefully examining the housing society’s security camera footage for any potential clues. Additionally, reports suggest that Mr. Atwal’s wife, who served as the complex’s housekeeper, is also facing questioning by the police as the investigation unfolds.