Mukesh Rawal was found dead on the railway tracks of Borivali in Mumbai earlier this month on November 15. While the TV actor’s death was initially thought to be an accident, the cops have now confirmed that Rawal committed suicide. Senior Inspector, Sanjeev Pimple said, “The CCTV footage of the incident shows the actor lying down on the track as the fast train was approaching. The motorman hit the brakes just as the train ran over him, but Mukesh was dead by then. We have also taken the motorman’s statement confirming the whole incident. He saw him lying on the tracks. It is a clear case of suicide.”
Despite the police’s confirmation, Rawal’s family has denied the news. His daughter Vipra said, “My father was a happy man. He was living a good life, so why would he commit suicide? I know my father, my mother knows my father and we all strongly deny that he would ever end his life. It is true that he was in shock over my brother’s death more than a decade ago — he had died after falling from the train while returning from college. The reports of my mother confirming my father’s suicide to anyone are all cooked-up stories. She’s not in a position to talk, so how can she confirm to anyone that it is a suicide? We are going through a very tough time right now.”
According to a report in Bollywood Life, the actor rose to fame playing the role of Vibhishan in Ramayan. While he worked in movies like Golmaal, Zid and Majhdhaar, the actor was best known for his work in the Gujrati entertainment industry.