56-year-old Varsha, singer, columnist and freelance writer, shot herself at their residence Prabhu Kunj on posh Pedder Road in South Mumbai while her family members were in Singapore attending the closing ceremony of the Marathi International Film and Theatre Awards (MIFTA).
Her last rites have been performed at Marine Lines on Tuesday. Asha, who rushed back to Mumbai on Monday night, also was present when her daughter was cremated.
Varsha was suffering from depression and was under psychiatric treatment for the same. Varsha allegedly had tried to end her life thrice since her divorce from her sports-columnist husband in 1998.
Police officials were clueless about the owner of the pistol from which Varsha had shot herself. Additional commissioner of police of Mumbai (south) Krishna Prakash has been quoted as saying, "We are not sure if the Belgian-made Browning patented pistol was licensed. We will also have to find out whose name it was registered in."
Citing police official's statement, some questions have been raised:
- Why Varsha was left alone in the house while she was under treatment for depression and had tried to commit suicide earlier?
- Who owns the pistol which was used at suicide case?
- Why Varsha was left alone at home with a firearm?
- Police have not found any suicide note yet and many have raised eyebrows over this.
Investigating officials informed that they will question all relatives of the Bhosle family and will also search whether Varsha's death was caused due to a property dispute.