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Woman Taking Selfie On Cliff Falls To Death

Woman taking selfie dies

A woman from New Delhi was at Matheran’s Louisa Point—a cliff around 900 feet above sea level— on June 19 when in an attempt to take a selfie, she fell into the valley and died. The 35-year-old woman, identified as Sarita Chauhan, had gone on a four-day trip to the town.

The local police said that the incident happened at around 6 pm in the evening when Chauhan and her husband Ram Mohan Chauhan wanted to take a selfie from the cliff.

“Around 6.15 pm, Sarita and Ram were taking selfies at Louisa Point amid the fog and strong winds, when she slipped and fell into 900-ft deep into the valley. Their children were playing nearby,” said assistant police inspector Mahadeo Acharekar, TOI reported.

“Sarita’s brother Sandip Chauhan, an IT engineer at Pune, had suggested to the family to visit Matheran before heading to Essel World.”

“A police team, along with members of the Sahyadri Trekkers group and local tribals, recovered her body after an eight-hour search,” said Constable Mahendra Rathod. The Matheran police have filed an accidental death report.

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The couple had come to enjoy the monsoon in Matheran along with their three children, said the police. They added, “Sarita’s brother Sandip Chauhan, an IT engineer at Pune, had suggested to the family to visit Matheran before heading to Essel World.”

The police gave Sarita’s body to the Chauhans on June 20 after a post-mortem examination. “Her skull, left leg femur and right arm had fractures. There were multiple wounds on the body,” said Dr Nilesh Yadav of the Matheran Hill Station Municipal Council BJ Hospital.

Matheran, is a small hill station, located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m above sea level. It is about 90 km from Mumbai.

Picture Credit- Loksatta

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