Six persons have been detained in connection with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl, whose body was found in police quarters in suburban Kurla yesterday, a police officer said today.
"We have detained six persons and are gathering circumstantial evidence. A special team has been formed to trace the accused at the earliest," Deputy Police Commissioner Dilip Sawant said.
The body of the nine-year-old girl, who went missing since Saturday evening, was found on the terrace of building No 109 at the police quarters on Sunday morning. She was raped before being murdered.
Ironically, Nehru Nagar police station's Senior Inspector Prakash Kale stays in the same building, that is merely 10 metres away from his police station.
The deceased's father had on Sunday at 12.30 am filed a missing person's complaint after his daughter went missing since Saturday evening.
The girl's body was discovered around 9 am on Sunday morning, when the son of a cop staying in the building went to the terrace.
This is the second such incident in a month in Kurla area. On February 8, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered at a construction site.