A former president of the Dahanu Civic Council,Ishwar Dodhi(55) was allegedly run over by a Churchgate Dahanu local on Tuesday night at Dahanu. The Palghar GRP PI Uttam Sonavane suspect it to be a suicide case as the victim's head and body were sliced into two pieces but the post mortem report is awaited.
The incident occurred at around 2020 hours on platform 4/5 at Dahanu Road station and Dodhi boarded the local from Boisar as an unreserved ticket till Dahanu where he stayed was found on his person said PI Sonawane. The local was to be stabled at the Dahanu Road yard when the incident occurred said police. We do not know whether Dodhi was travelled in the local but we found a Boisar-Dahanu rail ticket he said.
Dodhi was formerly with the Congress and had joined the Shiv Sena and was elected as the president of the Dahanu civic body and had also stood on a Sena ticket thrice during the Dahanu Assembly polls but lost and since the past few years was inactive in politics and Sena party affairs but was affiliated to the saffron party till his end said a Sena source.
The Palghar GRP will be questioning the victim's family and it seems a domestic dispute could be one of the reason though a case of accidental death has been registered.