Alpesh Vasoya, a resident of Gymkhana Road in South Bopal, who is accused of cheating Bapunagar residents of crores of rupees, was found hanging from the ceiling fan in one Amethi Hotel in Vadodara.
According to police, the hotel authorities got worried when a guest, who stayed at the hotel, did not open the door to his room. The hotel informed the police, who broke open the door and found Alpesh Patel (Vasoya) hanging from the ceiling. He used his belt to create a noose.
It is suspected that Alpesh Vasoya was under stress due to the debt he owed people. Police have recovered a suicide note from the scene and sources in the know said the suicide note mentioned that Alpesh Vasoya was not able to handle the threats from people whom he owed money.
How Alpesh Vasoya was found dead
Police said Alpesh Vasoya, 50, a resident of Palinath Flat in South Bopal had booked room number 105 at Hotel Amethi in Sayajigunj area of Vadodara on Monday night.
On Tuesday, Alpesh did not come out of his room. When a staff member knocked on his door on Tuesday evening at around 7 pm no one responded. The staff member tried several times but since no one responded they informed the police.
Police reached the spot and found him hanging from the ceiling fan. The 108 ambulance was called and the paramedics declared him dead.
Police have sent the body for post mortem. Police have filed a case of an accident but are still investigating if it is a suicide or murder.
Alpesh Vasoya died by hanging but his feet still touched the ground so police are not ruling out foul play until a post mortem report comes.
A complaint was filed in Bapunagar police station earlier against the 50-year-old Alpesh Vasoya for cheating several people of crores of rupees. Vasoya is accused of luring people by promising them unusual returns on investments. The Crime Branch is investigating that particular case.
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