India, March 6 -- Mansukh Hiren, the man who came forward to say the SUV found with some explosives near billionaire Mukesh Ambani's residence, was a vehicle he had reported stolen on February 18, was found dead in Kalwa creek on Friday morning, hours after his family reported he was missing.

The police have claimed he died by suicide, but the circumstances and the timing of Hiren's death are curious.

Hiren's body was spotted stuck amid the silt of the creek by a fisherman at 10.30 am on Friday. The police established his identity only late in the afternoon.

Hiren was a resident of Ambedkar Nagar and owned the Classic Motors shop in Naupada. On February 26, a SUV he reported missing on February 18 was found with 20 gelatin sticks, and ...