This is another murder posed as a suicide. She screamed then slit her own throat? Her roommate Madhu Harti's ever changing accounts of what happened and who was there:
- According to her Shihka was in the bathroom. Madhu Harti by herself or with many friends heard Shihka screaming and then slit her own throat or had made some noises or had already slit her throat when Shihka or Madhu Harti by herself or the friends opened/forced open the bathroom door and then Shihka collapsed on the floor or already was lying in a pool of blood.
- Madhu Harti by herself or with friends recorded her as she died before driving her to the hospital so she/they wouldn't be a suspect.
- Shihka died in the bathroom or at the hospital after being conscious and talking on the way.
Joshi used to stay in the New MHADA Colony in Versova with her husband Riyaz Pathan and flatmate Madhu Harti. On Saturday, Harti heard screams coming from the bathroom and when she forced the door open, she found Joshi lying in a pool of blood, with a knife next to her. Joshi’s husband was not present in the flat and when Harti called him, he said he was in Malad.
Harti told the Versova police that she got scared that she would be held responsible for Joshi’s death since she was the only other person present in the flat at the time, and, thus, recorded Joshi’s statement on the phone before taking her to Kokilaben Hospital. In the clip, Joshi can be heard saying that the Khar-based doctor had been harassing her and she was fed up with men, because of which she was taking the drastic step. In her statement, Harti has said, “She had not been going out of the house since three days before the incident. On Saturday, she started drinking around 12.30 pm. After the incident, I made the clip before taking her to the hospital as the cops would suspect me because I was the only person present in the flat when the incident took place.”Friends shot video of model Shikha as she lay bleeding, suicide probe reveals
Joshi’s brother has, however, alleged that the doctor and Harti killed his sister and that she would never commit suicide. “Had the doctor been punished, this would not have happened,” he said.
The video was shot by her roommates after they barged into the bathroom when she did not respond to their repeated calls. In the video footage accessed by Mail Today, Shikha is seen lying in a pool of blood in the bathroom, where she took the extreme step. What is shocking to see is that the roommates, who are also models, are seen questioning Joshi as to why she cut herself instead of rushing her to a hospital, which might have saved her life. “Why did you do this? Police will ask you why did you do this? Whose mistake was it?” Madhubharti Pathan is heard asking Shikha in the video footage. Model-turned-actress Shikha Joshi found dead in her Mumbai apartment
The deceased, identified as Shikha Joshi, was found lying in a pool of blood with a knife lodged inside her throat in her flat at MHADA's Rajyog Society on Saturday where she lived with her roommate.Shikha Joshi's dying statement names people responsible for her death
Joshi's friend Madhu has been quoted by the Times of India as saying, "My husband, Riyaz, a friend, Anu, Shikha and I were chatting on Saturday evening till I fell asleep around 4.30pm. When I woke up around 5.45pm, Shikha was nowhere to be seen. My husband had left for work. I heard some sounds from the bathroom and knocked on the door. But Shikha did not answer. I started to knock repeatedly, at which Shikha mumbled that she was "finished" and "nobody could save her anymore". By then, I grew worried and started egging her to open the door. She said "she wouldn't come out, else people would nab her". I assured her that only her friends were around, that we would have a cup of tea together and sort out her problems." According to Madhu, Shikha opened the bathroom door after she was urged to, and then collapsed inside. It was then that Madhu and her friends decided to call for help and then recorded on video Shikha's dying statement. The actress has As actress Shikha Joshi's lay bleeding, friends took video to save themselves
apparently named the cosmetic surgeon against whom she had filed a molestation case back in 2011, and 'many married men', who Madhu has suggested were the ones from the film industry, who had exploited her.
They then proceeded to argue over whether to take her to the hospital in the car as it would result in blood all over the car or whether they should call an ambulance. They also kept telling her to hold the handkerchief tightly against her neck wound.BA Pass actor Shikha Joshi commits suicide
At 6.30 pm on Saturday, the police said, Joshi locked herself inside the bathroom, taking a knife along. “A few minutes later, the roommate knocked on the bathroom door asking Joshi to come out. The roommate asked Joshi why she was taking so long inside. When the door opened, her neck was covered in blood,” said Ravindranath Pawar, senior inspector, Versova police station.
He added that roommate rushed Joshi to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Four Bungalows, where she was declared dead. “On the way to the hospital, Joshi was conscious and able to talk. When the roommate asked why she cut herself, Joshi said that she was frustrated because she could not get any work.”Will fight for justice, says model Shikha Joshi's daughter!
"Have you ever heard about such a brutal suicide?" she asked. The 40-year-old Shikha was the only breadwinner of the family, her father having retired and brother unemployed. Now a second-year student of political science at Delhi University's School of Open Learning, Shrawani was earlier studying in Mumbai. But Shikha feared for her safety following persistent threats from the doctor, and decided to shift with her to her parents' home in Shakarpur in east Delhi, Shrawani said. "All was well until she (Shikha) filed a complaint against Sharma. I was pursuing my studies in Mumbai and my mother's career was in full swing. But his (Sharma) regular threats forced my mother to bring me back to Delhi to stay with my family members. She also gave up her work in Mumbai and would travel to the city only for her case hearings," she said.
This time, too, Shrawani said, Shikha had gone to Mumbai to attend court proceedings, but was convinced to stay back as she had another hearing a month later. "Her friend, Madhu Bharti, who she was staying with, suggested that she could stay in Mumbai for a month instead of going back to Delhi and pick up some acting assignments."Shikha Joshi suicide case: Cosmetic surgeon Vijay Sharma's statement recorded by the cops
The BA Pass actress was found dead in a friend's apartment in Andheri West, after she slit her throat with a kitchen knife. A shocking video of her in her dying moments, shots by her friend (Madhu Bharti), found its way over the internet.Shikha Joshi suicide case: Dr Vijay Sharma claims the actress had tried to commit suicide in 2012, wanted money from him!
The 40-year-old actress said this in the last video of hers which was recorded by her land lady Madhu Bharti minutes before Joshi died. However, when Sharma recorded his statement, he presented a different story. According to a leading daily, in his statement, Vijay Sharma was quoted saying, "I was not even present when the incident took place. The people who were present are responsible for her death. Bharti must have forced her to take my name."Model-turned-actress Shikha Joshi found dead in her Mumbai apartment
Police said when the actress' roommate reached the flat and knocked the door, Joshi, who was inside the flat, asked her to wait and said she will open the door in couple of minutes. But even after a while when Joshi did not open the door, her roommate opened it with her keys and found the actress dead with a sharp knife stabbed into her throat. Actress' roommate then rushed her to nearby Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, where she was declared brought dead.Actor names doctor in dying declaration
Shikha opened the door and collapsed inside. “Blood was oozing out of a gash on the left side of her neck. A knife was lying nearby. Her clothes and every inch of the bathroom were caked with blood. I summoned Anu and some men living next door. We were all scared and decided to record, on video, why she had attacked herself,” said Madhu. TOI has a copy of the video recording. Neighbours and Madhu's husband wrapped Shikha in a blanket and took her to the Ambani Hospital in their car. She was pronounced dead around 7pm.Shikha Joshi suicide: Cops speak to flat owner again
Investigators have learnt that those present in the flat wasted more than 30 minutes, after they found Joshi lying in a pool of blood. Bharti allegedly waited for her husband, who was in Malad, and another friend to reach the flat to take Joshi to the hospital.Mumbai: Model Shikha Joshi 'practised' thrice before slitting her throat
In the last three days, the Versova police have had to call Shikha’s roommate, Madhu Bharti, twice as she has been changing her statements. In her first statement, she had told police she was alone in the house when the incident occurred on Saturday. However, when the video of Shikha Joshi that she recorded went public, another woman was seen present in the house. Police called Madhu again to ask about this woman, and Madhu then revealed she is her friend named Pushpa Parmar alias Anu. Further, Madhu told police that the video had, in fact, been recorded on Anu’s cellphone while she was the one asking the questions. The video was recorded after Shikha was found bleeding in the bathroom. Madhu had told mid-day she made the clip because she didn’t want to get “blamed” for the death. Shikha’s brother Vishesh Joshi has told the police that the delay in taking Shikha to the hospital had resulted in her death.
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