The body of a man who was missing for the past two days was found in his car in New Panvel in front of Utsav Bar in sector 17 in Panvel around 1 pm on Monday afternoon. The door of the car was closed from inside and the man was sitting in the driver's seat. Khandeshwar police have registered a case of sudden death and started an investigation.
The deceased was identified as Prashant Khushalchand Sharma, 44, a resident of New Panvel. According to police, his wife was looking for him as he had not returned home for the last two days.
Wife spots husband's car at Sector 17
On Monday afternoon, the wife of the deceased was crossing from sector 16 to sector 17 when she noticed her husband's car was parked along the road. When she checked from outside, she saw her husband was lying unconcious in the driver seat.
When she got the car door open with the help of others, she found her husband dead. The Khandeshwar police rushed to the spot and sent the body for postmortem.
Victim lost his job, became an alcoholic
“ADR has been registered and the body was sent for the postmortem. We will get to know the exact cause of death only after the postmortem,” said an official from Khandeshwar police station. The police are investigating the case and checking CCTV footage of the area.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that Sharma had lost his job during the lockdown and remained unemployed since then. Later, he developed an addiction to alcohol and had sustained two heart attacks in the past.