The Thane government railway police (GRP) have had no luck identifying the woman who was found murdered inside an empty train at the Kalwa yard late Friday night.
A railway protection force (RPF) constable had found the body of the woman, in her early twenties, in the general compartment of a 12-car local. She had four stab wounds on her chest and other injuries on her body. But there was nothing on her that could help the police with identification. “There was no jewellery, mobile phone or purse on or near her body. This is making identification difficult,” said Thane GRP senior police inspector HS Jadhav.
The police have formed five teams to identify the woman and nab the accused. “We have sent out wire messages to all nearby police stations and also informed the interstate ones. We have also sent out officers to slums near the railway tracks to identify the woman. A family from Ahmedabad had come to identify the body as their daughter was missing. But, it was not their daughter,” Jadhav said.
The post-mortem report of the woman is yet to come. “It would have helped if the newspapers had carried her photograph,” said a railway official.