According to the CCTV footage of CST and Neral railway stations, he was travelling alone.
Mumbai: The Thane police has shown CCTV footage of railway station ticket counters and shops at Matheran to the Daga’s family and residents of Raheja Complex. The footage clearly shows Mast Daga was alone all the while and was not forced by anybody, ruling out kidnapping angle. However, he was allegedly under some tension, and the police is questioning his friends and teachers to find out the reason.
Mast Daga, who was a 17-year-old student of St Xavier’s College in South Mumbai and a resident of Thane’s Raheja Complex, was reported missing since Monday morning and found his body near Matheran on Tuesday. He is suspected to have committed suicide, but his father, relatives and friends are saying that he was not suffering from depression and there could have been foul play.
A police officer said, “Family and friends of Daga didn’t feel that he could commit committee suicide, so we have specifically shown CCTV footages to them.”
A police inspector Ravindra Malekar said, “We are still investigating the reason behind Mast’s death. We are recording statements of his friends and family members. Still, we didn’t find any mystery in his death, and we have shown every part of an investigation to the family.”
According to the CCTV footage of CST and Neral railway stations, he was travelling alone. Some locals had seen him sitting alone at the hill station. According to a police officer, Daga left his college on Monday afternoon and went to Neral.
Further, he proceeded to go to Matheran in a shared car and sat at the hill point for many hours. The boy allegedly fell from the hill point, suffering multiple injuries and a heart attack in the process. The last transaction the deceased made was from a Mulund-based ATM of `500 and from then on, his phone was switched off.