The railway police have not yet been able to ascertain the identity of the woman whose body was found in the luggage compartment of a local train at Churchgate station in the early hours of Monday.
The Mumbai Central government railway police (GRP) have circulated photographs of the woman who appeared to be in her early twenties, but so
far have not received any response. After the post-mortem report was handed over to the police on Monday, a case of murder was registered. The police have ruled out sexual assault.
The woman, in a blue salwar kameez, was found wrapped in a bed sheet and left under the seat. She had strangulation marks on her neck and injuries on parts of her body.
The murder had been committed a few hours before a porter found the body at Churchgate station. The bed sheet in which the woman’s body was found also contained 27 sets of old clothes.
“It appears that the woman used to buy old clothes and we have started inquiring with people with similar jobs across the city, showing them photographs of the dead woman,” a railway police officer said.
The police are inquiring with other police stations to find out whether any missing complaint was lodged of a woman fitting the description of the dead woman. Photographs of the woman have also been flashed throughout the city in the hope of someone identifying her. “The body had not decomposed and hence there is the possibility that someone might identify the woman in the photographs,” said Dilip Chauhan, assistant commissioner of police (railway crime).