Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, whose daughter Varsha Bhosle committed suicide by shooting herself, revealed that the weapon Varsha used did infact belong to her.
“The pistol that Varsha used to shoot herself is registered in my name. It is very old and it had been lost. We don't know how Varsha got her hands on it,” Asha Bhosle told the police team.
The singer also confirmed the news reports that Varsha suffered from depression and had made herself invisible from public for the past year.
“Varsha was depressed owing to her loneliness and she had also distanced herself from everyone in the past one year. Varsha was being treated for depression, acute pain in her leg and diabetes. Lately, she seemed disconnected from the outside world. She had even stopped using her cell phone,” she said.
The police revealed that Asha Bhosle was inconsolable and only had a brief chat.
“Asha Bhosle was inconsolable. Hence her lawyer, who was present at the residence, asked us to wait for her son's arrival before starting the process of recording statements,” said an inspector from Gamdevi police station.
Police said that they would be recording a formal statement from Asha Bhosle very soon. They are also awaiting the return of Asha Bhosle's son from Singapore.
Asha Bhosle, who was in Singapore during the incident, returned on Monday around 10 pm and performed the last rites of her daughter at the Chandanwadi crematorium in Marine Lines.