The body of a 65-year-old woman was found in a well at Kolshet in Thane (west) around 9 am on Wednesday, said an official from the regional disaster management cell (RDMC).
“We received information from the local police that some persons had spotted the body floating in the well. We reached the spot and had assistance from the Kapurbawdi police and the local fire department who had one fire rescue vehicle present at the spot,” Thane RDMC chief Avinash Sawant said. He added that the deceased – Sharada Muralidhar Bhurse – was a resident of Siddheshwar Garden society located in Kolshet Khadi.
After the body was fished out it was handed over to Kapurbawdi police officials. Uttam Sonawane, senior police inspector at Kapurbawdi police station said, “Bhurse had psychological issues. Around 6 am on Wednesday she went to the well near her home and might have fallen into it accidentally. We have sent the body to the Thane civil hospital for a post-mortem.” The police have registered a case of accidental death and are conducting further investigations.