ICAI president’s daughter found dead on railway tracks


Mumbai: The body of 20-year-old Pallavi Vikamsey, daughter of the president of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Nilesh Vikamsey, was found on railway tracks in central Mumbai in the evening of Wednesday.

An intern in a law firm, who was a resident of Curry Road, had gone missing while returning from a firm in south Mumbai, where she was doing her internship.

According to a senior inspector of MRA Marg police station, Vikamsey had sent a message to her parents that read “no one is responsible” before her phone was switched off. On Wednesday, following her daily routine, she had boarded a local train at 6 PM at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station.

When Pallavi didn’t return home, her family members filed a missing complaint with the MRA Marg police station.

Later, police found a body on the railway tracks between Parel and Curry Road station. They sent it for examination at the King Edward Memorial Hospital.

“We found the body of a woman on tracks between Parel and Currey road at around 7.30 pm on Wednesday. Her relatives confirmed her as Pallavi Vikamsey. The body was handed over to them after post-mortem report,” said DCP Samadhan Pawar, spokesperson of GRP (Central Railway).

“As she had sent a text message before switching her phone, prima facie, it appears that the girl committed suicide. However, we are trying to find out what led to her death and further investigation is underway,” the official said.

As the family has not alleged any foul play, therefore, an accidental death case has been registered at Dadar police station.

The investigators are trying to figure out whether Pallavi fell off a train or jumped to a sure death in front of an oncoming train.

Pallavi’s father Nilesh had recently shared stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a programme organised by ICAI at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.