The body of an unidentified man was found in the mangroves in Ekta Nagar slum at Kandivli on Tuesday afternoon.
A local resident discovered the body when he went to the area at 3.15 pm to answer nature’s call. He called the police.
The police said the man’s neck had been slit and few of his fingers had been amputated. The deceased seemed to be between 25 and 30 years old.
“He was wearing a shirt and trousers, but no footwear,” said an officer from Kandivli police station requesting anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media.
The spot from where the body was recovered is close to Atharva College.
Another murder was discovered in Andheri (East) on Tuesday morning.
The body of 32-year old man, later identified as Sandeep Bhoiwad from Chakur taluka in Latur, was found on a footpath near Sahar pipeline road. Pedestrians noticed the body and informed the police.
The police suspect that Bhoiwad was killed with a sharp weapon.
A case of murder has been registered against an unidentified person.
The police have sent Bhoiwad’s body to Cooper hospital in Juhu for a post mortem.