According to Mahim police, the girl may have been strangled to death. However, they are waiting for the medical reports to ascertain if she was also raped or sexually assaulted
February 09, 2018 —
A five-year-old girl’s body was found in an isolated lane in Mahim on Thursday morning after she was allegedly kidnapped and killed in the early hours the same day. The Mahim police have stated that she was sexually assaulted before being killed.
The autopsy at the state-run J J Hospital revealed that the girl had been raped, reported news agency PTI.
“We have registered an offence of rape with murder and also added sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,” said Vikram Deshmane, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone -V) to PTI.
Cops have found a CCTV footage of a man walking with the girl on Thursday. The minor used to stay with her parents in a hut near Razzak Manzil on Lady Jamshedji Road in Mahim. She was sleeping with her parents on Thursday.
Around 5 am, her parents say she was missing. “After looking for her nearby, they approached the police at 7:30 am to file a complaint,” said an officer. At 8:30 am, the police received a tip-off about the body of a five-year-old girl lying naked in front of the New Rajendra Apartment in Mahim. “The body was sent to Sion Hospital where her parents identified her,” said an officer.
The city crime branch and officers from the central region have formed teams to track the accused. “CCTV footage from a nearby showroom shows the accused walking with the girl between 2:30 am and 3 am. The place where she stayed is hardly 100m from the spot where her body was found,” the officer said.
Source: Hindustan Times