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3-year-old girl found dead in Mumbai, parents suspected

mumbai Updated: Apr 29, 2010 22:36 IST

A three-year-old girl was found murdered at her residence in Bhandup area in eastern suburbs on Thursday, police said.

Police detained her parents on suspicion as they were constantly changing their statements during questioning, police said adding that a murder case was registered and the culprit is yet to be identified.

Asrathunisa Khan, was found murdered by her mother at their residence in Sonapur area on Thursday morning while her father, a coconut seller, was out, police said.

"The girl's father Nayeem Khan had gone out at 7.30 am in the morning and at around 10.30 we received information that the girl was found dead. She was rushed to nearby hospital. The hospital authorities informed us about the strangulation marks on the girl's neck," said Senior Inspector V R Shinde at Bhandup Police Station.

Following this, a murder case was registered, he said, adding that neighbours and the girl's parents were questioned.

"We have detained the parents as they were changing their statements again and again. We suspect their role in the murder of their baby," he said adding that further probe was on.