Decomposed bodies of teenagers found in ventilation duct of Khadakwasla building

A family residing on the first floor of the building complained of a foul smell coming from the lobby

PUNE Haveli Police found the decomposed body of a teenager in the ventilation duct of the Chintamani Heights building in Khadakwasla.

The deceased was identified as Heena Shabbir Pathan (15), a class 10 student, police said.

A family that lives on the first floor of the building complained of a foul smell coming from the lobby. After investigation, the body was found in the conduit of the building. They immediately alerted the police on Friday evening. Following the alert, the firefighters arrived at the building to extract the body from the conduit. The body was brought out early Saturday morning, police said.

According to the police investigation, the deceased was a resident of the same building. Her mother filed a missing person complaint on March 30 and investigators traced her conversations with a young man from Solapur.

The deceased did not show up for her SSC papers on March 30 and April 1. When her brother was asked about her absence, he replied that she suffered leg injuries, police said.

Deputy Police Inspector Nitin Nam, the investigator in charge of the case, said a complaint had been filed in connection with the incident. “It seems that she jumped from the top floor of the building on March 29. The brother, during our interrogation, said she was having an affair. Now we’re trying to figure out why she took that step.

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