Twist in mysterious case of pregnant woman found dead on isolated beach with her phone turned off

The husband of the deceased mother Sonam Shelar (pictured together) has revealed what according to the police is her cause of death

Tragic turn in mysterious case of pregnant woman found dead on remote beach with switched off phone

  • The investigation into a pregnant woman who was found dead has taken a tragic turn
  • Sonam Shelar was found stranded on a remote beach about a month ago
  • Her family claimed that it was murder, but investigations precluded false play
  • Her husband, Sagar Shelar, says the police think she slipped on a pier and drowned
  • Shelar says that members of the public have blamed him for the death of his wife

Alex Chapman

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Kelsey Wilkie for daily post Australia

The case of an expectant young mother who was five months pregnant when her body was found on a remote beach, has taken a tragic turn.

The Indian national Sonam Shelar, 26, was found on White Rock Beach four days after her husband had missed her on November 17 from their home in Wellington.

An investigation was immediately initiated, whereby the authorities quickly exclude foul play.

But after weeks of criticism from the public, husband Sagar Shelar has spoken out to proclaim his innocence.

The husband of the deceased mother Sonam Shelar (pictured together) has revealed what according to the police is her cause of death

The husband of the deceased mother Sonam Shelar (pictured together) has revealed what according to the police is her cause of death

Mrs. Shelar (pictured) was five months pregnant when she was missing in November

Mrs. Shelar (pictured) was five months pregnant when she was missing in November

Mrs. Shelar (pictured) was five months pregnant when she was missing in November

The pregnant woman's family requested to collect a coroner's report after her body was found, suspected of murder.

After he was told that death is not suspicious & # 39; was, Mr. Shelar revealed what he thinks is the probable cause of death.

According to the chief, the police said to Shelar that they believed the young woman had slipped on a pier and hit her head before she fell into the water and drowned.

& # 39; They think it was an accident. At five past five in eleven her phone was switched off … that's the moment I think she slipped. It was a bad day – very wet and windy. The police told me that she hit her, nothing more. & # 39;

Her body was washed up four days later on a secluded beach (photo)

Her body was washed up four days later on a secluded beach (photo)

Her body was washed up four days later on a secluded beach (photo)

Shelar (right) says the police believe his wife (left) has slipped on a pier, hit her head and drowned

Shelar (right) says the police believe his wife (left) has slipped on a pier, hit her head and drowned

Shelar (right) says the police believe his wife (left) has slipped on a pier, hit her head and drowned

A cook, Mr. Shelar (32), told the New Zealand Herald that his wife was excited to be a mother & # 39; for her premature death.

But despite the fact that he said he was a loving husband, the Indian man says that the public constantly questioned where he was when his wife died.

"It really felt very bad because I am her husband and which husband, who is going to become a father, would that be doing? & # 39; he said.

From Mumbai, a family friend defended the widower and said that everyone was in shock.

"The family is currently sad – I can say that for sure", said Harshal Patkar against News Talk and said the disappearance was absolutely out-of-character & # 39; was for Mrs. Shelar.

The couple had visited a hospital for an ultrasound two days before she disappeared. The expectant mother, reportedly upset, had a girl instead of a boy

The couple had visited a hospital for an ultrasound two days before she disappeared. The expectant mother, reportedly upset, had a girl instead of a boy

The couple had visited a hospital for an ultrasound two days before she disappeared. The expectant mother, reportedly upset, had a girl instead of a boy

The couple had recently visited a hospital for their first ultrasound in the days prior to her death.

Mrs. Shelar was said to be upset & # 39; when the test showed that she had a baby girl instead of the boy she had dreamed of.

The couple were married last December and moved to New Zealand in April.

They had met online through the Bharat Matrimonial website, one of India & # 39; s most used matchmaking platforms.

The ashes of the young woman will be spread in the river Ganges, with half scattered in Wellington

The ashes of the young woman will be spread in the river Ganges, with half scattered in Wellington

The ashes of the young woman will be spread in the river Ganges, with half scattered in Wellington

After leaving her family in Mumbai, Shelar was lonely & # 39; and would not leave her house often.

The family flew to Wellington two weeks ago for her funeral.

Half of her ashes were scattered in the waters of Island Bay, about 20 km south of her parental home.

The rest will be brought to Mumbai by her distraught family and spread in the river Ganges.

Lifeline New Zealand: 0800 543 354

Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14

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