In mysterious circumstances, a body of a five-month pregnant Indian woman was found on a beach in New Zealand's Wairarap last Friday. The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Sonam Shelar had migrated to New Zealand in July after getting married.
The deceased, Sonam, a fitness trainer by profession was reported missing from an apartment she and her husband shared with a few others in Cashmere Avenue, Khandallah, Wellington, on November 17. Her body was recovered from White Rock beach, Wairarapa, North Island a week later missing report was filed.
Sonam’s body was found by surfers at White Rock beach. Her two mobile phones were recovered from Island Bay beach, just days before the body was found, following which the police intensified its search operation, a report said.
The post-morterm report has revealed the sex of her foetus, however, the police have not yet made this information public. The report said, all the cops will say at this point is that they have a provisional cause of death, but details will be shared with the family only after investigations, including forensic analysis, are completed.
According to reports, the husband told police that she was upset after getting an ultrasound report, contents of which have not been revealed.
As per her husband, Sagar Shelar, a chef by profession, she was upset after receiving her ultrasound reports, he told police.
The local police, however, have not yet said anything about the cause of Sonam’s death, nor have they revealed the contents of the report. Sonam had married Sagar in December last year, a report in Mumbai Mirror said.
In Mumbai, Congress Rajya Sabha member Kumar Ketkar has stepped in to organise travel documents for Sonam’s family, including her cousin Harshal Patkar, so that they can fly to New Zealand, the report in Mumbai daily said.