A nine-year-old girl went missing from her home in Kurla on Sunday evening.
Police said the incident happened at the Shramik Nagar area, where the girl Khursheed Sheikh lives with her family.
The girl was playing outside and her mother was inside cooking. The girl’s father, Alam Sheikh, last saw her playing and even bought her an ice-candy. “ The father then went his way after that,” said senior police inspector P. Kale. ‘
Officials said when Khursheed did not return home till late evening, the family started looking for her. When they failed to locate her, they lodged a missing complaint with Nehru Nagar police station.
This created panic in the area, as two other minor girls of the same age had gone missing from in February and March.
The girls were later found raped and murdered.