Dead beggar with Rs 1.14 lakh cash identified, owned pucca house in Gujarat’s Valsad | Ahmedabad News


Days after a beggar allegedly died owing to starvation in Valsad town, his relatives identified him Wednesday. Notably, at the time of his death, the beggar had currency notes amounting to Rs 1.14 lakh. The deceased also owned a pucca house in the Dhobi talao area in Valsad town.

The deceased has been identified as Mukesh alias Mahesh Patel, 60.

As per the police, Mukesh Patel was lying immobile near Gandhi Library on Stadium Road when a local shoe shop owner intimated the 108 ambulance services Sunday. He was then taken to the Civil hospital where he died during treatment.

Following his death, the Valsad town police lodged an accidental death complaint and started a probe to identify the deceased. The postmortem conducted at the Civil hospital revealed that Mukesh Patel had not eaten for the last two days prior to his death.

Valsad Town Police Inspector B D Jitiya said, “We made all possible efforts to identify the deceased but failed. On Wednesday evening, one Dipak Ramesh Patel and his sister Jigisha Patel turned up at the police station and claimed that the deceased was their uncle, Mukesh alias Mahesh Patel, a resident of Vadchowk. We checked all the documents submitted by Dipak and Jigisha… We have handed over the body and cash to them.”

Festive offer

He further said, “Mukesh was unmarried and he was mentally unstable after the death of his mother around 10 years ago. Mukesh’s elder brother Ramesh Sukkarbhai Patel also died a few years ago… Every 15 days, Mukesh used to come to his house and again leave the house. We have also taken statements from 15 people who reside near Mukesh’s house.”


Mohd Aman

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