Ex-employee’s body found in theatre’s cellar

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Foul smell from basement alerts authorities; search reveals body of sweeper in the space below the lift

A decomposed body of a former employee of City Gold theatre at Ashram Road was found from the basement from the space below the lift on Saturday evening.

According to police, the deceased has been identified as Shailesh Thakor, a native of Balasinor. Thakor earlier worked as a sweeper at City Gold theatre on a contractual basis. He was relieved of work sometime back.

Thakor is said to have visited the theatre to collect his pending dues on December 22.

On Saturday, when a foul smell started emanating from the basement, the space below the lift was checked by the personnel in the building and a decomposed body was found. The police were informed. Navrangpura police filed an accidental death report and began its investigation.

Navrangpura PI P B Desai said, “The FSL examination of the spot has been conducted and the post-mortem examination of the body has also been conducted. However, investigations are on.”

The police are checking if a missing person’s complaint was filed in Balasinor and investigating how Thakor’s body reached the space below the lift in the basement.

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