TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Pallavi Vikamsey, the youngest daughter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) president Nilesh Vikamsey, was found dead on the railway tracks in Central Mumbai.
She had been missing since wednesday evening, after her classes at a law firm at Fort in south Mumbai where she was doing her internship. She was last seen boarding a local train at the Chhatrapati Shivaji metro station around 6 pm, the police said.
Pallavi Vikamsey was interning with a law firm, Oasis Counsel and Advisory, in South Mumbai, and lived in Parel.
Before leaving office on Wednesday evening, the police said, Pallavi texted her family saying she intended to end her life. "She sent text messages to a few family members telling them that no one should be held responsible for her actions. She then switched off her cellphone. They began to search for her and when they couldn’t find her, they came to us,” said Sukhlal Varpe, MRA Marg police station, where a missing person’s complaint was registered by her family.
After scanning CCTV footage, the police found that Pallavi boarded a train from platform 5 at CSMT at 6 pm.
Samadhan Pawar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Railway), said the Dadar railway police station was informed by the station master at Dadar at 7.15 pm that a woman’s body was lying on the tracks between Currey Road and Parel stations.
Next morning, Pallavi’s relatives identified the body. It was handed over to the family after a postmortem at KEM hospital.
"We found body of a woman on tracks between Parel and Currey road yesterday at around 7.30 pm. Today, her relatives confirmed her as Pallavi Vikamsey," said DCP Samadhan Pawar, spokesperson of GRP (Central Railway).
Her family said that they didn’t suspect any foul play in her death. An investigation is on into Pallavi’s mysterious death. The police said that it prima facie appeared to be a suicide.
"Prima facie it appears that the girl committed suicide," a police officer said.
For now an accidental death case has been registered.
Pallavi was a fourth year student at Pravin Gandhi College of Law in Mumbai. She had previously completed her graduation from HR College of Commerce and Economics in south Mumbai.