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Udaan builder Vipin Thapar arrested in Raj Kandhari’s suicide case

Navi Mumbai police arrests Raj Kandhari’s cousin and his former manager Vipin Thapar now the head of Udaan builder group. The police stumbled across a new handwritten suicide note by Raj Kandhari which read Vipin Thapar is responsible for my death. Vipin Thapar has been booked under Section 306 of IPC for abetment of suicide.

Kandhari, 46, had shot himself in his head on May 9. Police stumbled across the new suicide note on Thursday evening after his previous suicide note had left everybody puzzled. On searching Kandhari’s office in Sanpada, police found a locked drawer and managed to get a locksmith to break it open. The hand-written note in Hindi was founded folded inside the drawer.

This suicide note, unlike the previous one, clearly put the blame on Kandhari’s cousin brother Vipin Thapar, who he blamed for cheating him and his family off money.

The suicide note read: “Vipin Thapar is responsible for my death. He destroyed everything and today, my family is on the road. He had come to me asking for work, saying that he did not have any good job in hand and I trusted him and employed him in my company. He decamped with all my cash and started his own company. He took away my employees. He would take all the payments in cash and also took his salary in cash from me. He stole all my cash and that has led to huge financial losses, and has led to a stage where I have to commit suicide. I have my faith in law and order and pray that Vipin is awarded such a sentence that nobody ever does the same to anybody else.”

In his suicide note, Kandhari also urged his creditors to not haunt his family for his debts as they did not have anything to repay it with.

Thapar lived in Gwalior until 2008, when he joined Kandhari’s business. He later left Kandhari to start his own construction business.

The police carried out a panchnama and sealed the suicide note and a cartridge they found in the drawer. Thapar was called for questioning on Thursday evening, but was arrested on Friday after another round of questioning.

DCP Prashant Khaire from Navi Mumbai police said, “We have arrested Thapar on the basis of the suicide note written by the deceased and he has been booked under Section 306 of IPC for abetment of suicide. He will be produced in court on Saturday and will be interrogated further.”

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