Mumbai: Lunch box, medicine strips help ascertain deceased’s identity

The Dadar railway police on Friday identified the body of a person who had died by suicide five days ago by jumping in front of a local train. The deceased, identified as Palaniswami, was recognised through a medicine strip and a lunch box.

Five days ago, Dadar Railway Police had received information that a man jumped in front of a running local train at Dadar railway station. The railway police registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) and a team was formed under Assistant Commissioner of Police Rajendra Patil to investigate the case.

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The police found a bag at the spot, which contained a lunch box and a medicine strip. Lalita Swamy was written on the lunch box and the medicine strips had names of Sion Pharma and KEM Medical.

The police team went to Sion Pharma and got information about the doctor. Later, the police went to KEM Hospital and learnt about the identity of the deceased.

Palaniswami

Palaniswami had visited KEM Hospital for treatment a month ago. Though the police could not find the address of deceased, they found out that he worked in water supply department of Bhandup Municipality. The police went to the municipality and inquired, but no information was found.

The police, then, found a seven-digit number on a letter from KEM Hospital. It was the labour number through which the police located the address of the deceased in Ghatkopar.

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Upon reaching there, the police found out that Palaniswami’s relatives lived at that address, while Palaniswami lived in Wadala. The police went to the Wadala address and enquired Lalita Swamy, Palaniswami’s wife, about his whereabouts. Lalita informed that her husband has not come home for the past five days and she had lodged a missing person complaint at Wadala Truck Terminal Police Station.

Police called Lalita to Sion Hospital to identify the body. After identification, Palaniswami’s body was handed over to Lalita.

GRP official told Mid-day, “The deceased had a mental illness and he was undergoing treatment at Sion hospital. The deceased had told the doctor that he is not interested in living and used to have suicidal thoughts.”

ACP Rajendra Patil told Mid-day, “According to the instructions given by the Commissioner of Police, GRP, Ravindra Sengaonkar, the Divisional Assistant Commissioner of Police himself visited the spot and monitored the investigation.”

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LeAnn Rimes strips down for World Psoriasis Day

LeAnn Rimes opens up about her psoriasis journey.
LeAnn Rimes opens up about her psoriasis journey. (Photo: Getty Images)

LeAnn Rimes is getting personal for World Psoriasis Day. In a candid essay for Glamour, the “How Do I Live” singer opened up about her journey with psoriasis and how it’s been an insecurity for years. Rimes shed her clothes for an accompanying photo shoot, giving readers a glimpse of her skin for the first time.

“I needed this,” she writes.

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches. It tends to go through cycles, flaring for a few weeks or months, according to the Mayo Clinic, and the disease has no cure.

Rimes was diagnosed with psoriasis at age 2, revealing that by 6 red marks covered 80 percent of her body.

“When I was in public, I did I everything I could to hide it. Onstage I’d often wear two pairs of pantyhose or jeans — even in 95-degree heat. Underneath my shirt, my whole stomach would be covered in thick scales that would hurt and bleed. For so much of my life, I felt like I had to hide,” she writes.

In her 20s, the singer found a treatment that seemed to help. However, she stopped the shots around two years ago, not knowing a pandemic loomed.

“All hell broke loose in the world — and inside of me, as I’m sure it did for so many other people amid this pandemic. Suddenly I went from doing what I love, and being surrounded by people, to just hanging around the house in sweats. Stress is a common trigger for psoriasis, and with so much uncertainty happening, my flare-ups came right back,” she continues.

Although Rimes has talked about her psoriasis before, she held back on sharing the severity. “This time is different,” she explains. 

“Even though I’ve opened up, I’ve still kept hidden,” Rimes adds. “And when you’re hiding your physical body, there’s so much that rolls over into your emotional and spiritual mental health. You feel like you’re holding yourself back — like you’ve been caged in.

Now, Rimes wants to “break out of that cage.”

“We’re at a moment in time right now when we’re all being stripped of everything we thought we needed — and now we can see how worthy and good enough we are without all of the bulls***. We’re worthy without the makeup and the artifice. We’re worthy of love without having to work for it,” she says. “And that’s why I’m tired of hiding.”

Rimes continues, “You know when you say something you’ve been holding in for so long, and it’s such a sigh of relief? That’s what these photos are to me. I needed this. My whole body — my mind, my spirit — needed this desperately. I honestly thought these photos were going to be challenging to look at. It’s one thing to see yourself and judge yourself in the mirror; I thought it would be even harder in a photo, which is

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