Investigations into the death of a woman, whose body was found in a suitcase at Sandhurst Road station on Tuesday, came to a halt on Thursday when the Delhi police and the complainant, who claimed that the woman resembled his close relative, reached Mumbai and revealed that the body was not that of his relative.
The Mumbai police had received a call from their counterparts in Delhi informing that a resident who had filed a missing person’s complaint with them in December last year, suspected that the deceased woman, who was four months pregnant, resembled his close relative.
The complainant and his mother, after reaching Mumbai on Thursday, were taken to the JJ Hospital.
When they were shown the body, they said that the woman was not their relative but looked similar to her, said the police.
They said they realised that the woman was not their relative as their relative had tattoos on her body while the deceased woman did not have any tattoos.
The police are now relying on the photographs, published in newspapers and shown on news channels, in hope that persons known to the deceased woman would notice them and approach the police.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Government Railway Police (GRP) registered a case of murder on Tuesday after the unidentified woman’s body was found stuffed in a suitcase. The GRP stated that the woman was sexually and physically assaulted by the accused before she was murdered.
The police also do not have any leads on the body of a woman found in a suitcase at Juhu Koliwada on March 10. Durai Swami, a sweeper who was cleaning the area, along with his wife Mallika, found a suitcase near a garbage bin.
On opening it, they found the partially decomposed body of a 35-year-old unidentified woman, wrapped in a blanket. There were strangulation marks around the neck.
The police are trying to ascertain whether the killer is the same in the two cases.
The police are also trying to draw a connection in another case in which the nude body
of woman was found in Versova around three months back.
The unidentified woman in that case had also been strangled to death. She, too, had injury marks on her body.