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Mystery shrouds death of Udaipur councilor Garima Pathan

The body of Garima Pathan was found floating in the water tank on the terrace of her house in Jatwari area under Ghantaghar police station late on Wednesday. Her wedding anniversary was on Thursday. Her body was spotted by her children when they were playing on the rooftop.

March 17, 2018, 6:36 pm

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Jaipur: Even two days after the body of Garima Pathan, a BJP councillor from ward 46 in Udaipur, found floating in a water tank, the police have yet not been able to reach any conclusion. They suspect that Garima Pathan committed suicide, however, there are many unanswered questions in the case. The sleeping pills found near the tank are causing the police to suspect that the death was a case of suicide. The body was found floating in the water tank on the terrace of her house in Jatwari area under Ghantaghar police station late on Wednesday. She was supposed to celebrate her marriage anniversary on Thursday. Her body was spotted by her children when they were playing on the rooftop.
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Garima Pathan case: Murder or suicide?

A postmortem examination has revealed prima-facie that the woman drowned in the water tank and it caused her death. The husband was not home when the incident took place. He was reportedly out of the city. He has reportedly told the police that Garima was not depressed and he had no idea as to why she could have taken the extreme step. Sources said that since the couple had a wedding anniversary, Garima had spoken to her husband, Hamid, over phone on Wednesday night. Hamid promised that he would be home by Thursday morning and celebrate the anniversary with her. The police are investigating reports about the alleged arguments between the woman and her husband a few days ago. The arguments were reportedly heard by the neighbors. It was yet unclear as to why Garima Pathan chose to jump into a water tank that had water filled up to only 1.5 feet.

First published: March 16, 2018