The suicide of Varsha Bhosle, daughter of acclaimed Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle, has taken a new turn, with reports that the pistol that Varsha used to shoot herself allegedly belongs to her mother.
Varsha, 56 year old, had reportedly committed suicide by shooting herself on 8th of October in her residence in the ‘Prabhu Kunj’ building in Peddar Road.
Earlier reports had indicated that she had not left behind any suicide note and the police were investing the details of the weapon which was used in the suicide act. Additional Commissioner of Police (South) Krishna Prakash had said that police were trying to find out in whose name the pistol was registered.
The police were reported as being saying that they would look at whether Asha or Varsha’s former husband, Hemant Kenkre, owned a pistol, and if it was registered. The police had also plans of finding out if Varsha’s close friend, Gautam Rajyadaksh, who died around three years ago, had owned a pistol and if he had passed it on to her. Varsha’s brother, Anand Bhosle, who already owns a pistol, was also expected to be quizzed by the police.
However on Tuesday, the family members have now told the police that the pistol belonged to Asha and she had misplaced the weapon about 30-35 years ago. The police have however said that they will conduct more investigations into the matter.
Varsha, was Asha’s daughter from her first marriage to Ganpatrao Bhosle, and she chose to retain her surname even after her mother married music director RD Burman.
Sources said that Varsha had plunged into depression after her divorce in 1998. She had reportedly attempted suicide by consuming sleeping pills then, but had been immediately rushed to the hospital and was saved.
Her condition had reportedly deteriorated following Gautam Rajyadaksh’s death.