Hiren Mansukh, owner of the vehicle with explosives which had been found parked near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence last week, was found dead in a creek in neighboring Thane on Friday, police said. The 45-year-old had gone missing on Thursday night. Thane DCP said that Mansukh died by suicide and the police have registered an Accidental Death Report.
Maharashtra Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis has called the matter 'suspicious' and asked for the case to be handed over to NIA. He had spoken about giving protection to Mansukh earlier in the day fearing danger to his life.
Mansukh's Scorpio with gelatin sticks inside was found near Ambani's multi-storey residence in South Mumbai, on February 25. According to the police it had been stolen on February 18.