The girl Chabungbam Elina alias Ibehaibi (23) d/o Ch Shyamkishore had been working at the hotel for about a year and half, according to family sources who conceded they could not confirm the exact cause of her death.
They also informed that post mortem documents handed over by authorities of Andheri (East) police to family members suggest her body was found dead at her room.
Elina along with two of her female friends, also from Manipur, was staying at Flat No 501 Green Field 3B Complex, Makhan nagar, Marol in Andheri (East).
The family members were reportedly informed of Elina being unwell after which her elder brother Ashok Kumar (28) reached her place and discovered the shocking truth.
When enquired for details the grief-stricken brother on his arrival at Imphal Airport today conceded he is still in the dark over the cause of the death while indicating that foul play could not be ruled out in the case.
Elina’s lifeless body is said to have been discovered at around 12.30 am of July 12.
Even as doubts persist on the case, ‘provisional cause of death certificate’ handed over to family members after the corpse’s post mortem examination con-ducted at Juhu’s Cooper Post Mortem Centre cited strangulation as the main cause.
The said document states ‘ligature over neck, however pending for histo-pathology and chemical analysis’.
The case got even more murkier, when local medical personnel at the insistence of the family members reportedly detected signs of abrasion on her private part.
When this report was filed the bereaved family members were yet to decide on what procedure to adopt in the case.