The Mumbai Police, who were probing an ornament theft case at the Mumbai stampede site on Sunday, have informed that the ornaments from dead bodies were removed by the ward boys of the King Edward Memorial Hospital and have been returned to the families of deceased. The Mumbai Police said, “The ornaments from the dead bodies were removed by the ward boys of the KEM hospital and handed over to the police with their belongings to the Dadar Police Station. We have sent policemen to victim’s place and handed over the ornaments to them.”
The police further informed that few deceased people’s belongings are in the police station and their relatives have been contacted and intimated about it. “The missing material includes – Jyotiba Shankar Chavan’s black bag containing a cheque book and cash Rs. 1250, Alex Corea’s Nokia mobile, Rs. 9610, Sumalatha Shetty’s bangle, wrist watch, ear rings, silver anklet, three rings and Sujata Alva’s earring, ring and nose ring,” the Mumbai Police Statement read.
Earlier, a visual had emerged showing some people allegedly stealing ornaments from a victim of the stampede, Sumalatha Shetty, at a railway station here, which prompted the Mumbai Police to launch a probe. Her ornaments have been returned to their respective families. 23 people were killed and over 39 got critically injured in a rush-hour stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station’s foot-over bridge.