Shikha Joshi suicide: Cosmetic surgeon gone hiding, untraced

The Versova police is investigating model turned actress Shikha Joshi ’ s suicide and they summoned Cosmetic surgeon Dr Vijay Sharma to record his statement but shockingly the doctor goes hiding, he could not be traced by police.

When Shikha was bleeding profusely, the flat owner recoded Shikha’s statement and she named Dr Sharma on the statement recoded on a cell phone by the owner of the flat last Saturday. Flat owner Madhu Bharati, will be interrogated by police as why instead of rushing Shikha to the hospital, she wasted time in interrogating the victim.

When police went up to Dr Sharma, they found him missing. He could not be traced at his clinic or at Saundarya Apartments in Lokhandwala in Andheri. In 2006, Dr Vijay Sharma performed a breast implant surgery on Shikha in 2011 he was accused of molestation by the ‘BA Pass’ actress.

On Tuesday, the bungalow's caretaker told that Dr Sharma did not visit his clinic or his home for the last three days. The caretaker also informed that his wife too had left the home two days ago but came back on Tuesday afternoon for two hours.

"But as soon as the police came to deliver the summons, she took a copy and left the house. She has not returned since," the caretaker told.

The receptionist of his clinic said that the doctor had instructed them not to take any appointments till Sunday and also to cancel the existing appointment.

In her video statement, Shikha accused Dr Sharma of pushing her to kill herself. On Tuesday, the Versova police summoned Dr Sharma to the police station to record his statement.

An officer from the Versova police station said, "One of our officers had gone with the summons to his house. But he was not there. The summons were handed over to a family member. The doctor has been called for questioning tomorrow."

"We are in the process of recording statements now. Once we are certain of anyone's role in the suicide, we will file a case of abetment," said Ravindranath Pawar, senior police inspector of the Versova police station.

Between 2008 and 2011, Dr Sharma was accused of molesting a journalist, a housewife and actress Shikha Joshi at different points. Shikha and her brother were also arrested for pelting stones at his clinic. Later Shikha lodged molestation case against the doctor.