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Woman found dead in national park was killed

mumbai Updated: Apr 06, 2010 01:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Investigation into the death of a 25-year-old woman, whose body was found near the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Goregaon (East) on Thursday evening, has revealed that she was murdered. The victim, however, is yet to be identified.

The Aarey Sub Colony police have registered a case of murder against unidentified person/s and are trying to trace the woman’s identity. The victim, wearing three-fourth length pants and a grey t-shirt, appeared to be from a well-to-do family.

“Around 10 to 12 feet away from the spot, a few empty packets of snacks and a liquor bottle were seized. There were marks suggesting that the victim (after being killed) was dragged from this spot to a place near the 25 to 30 feet deep quarry. The accused then pushed her into it,” Ramrao Pawar, Additional Commissioner of Police (North Region) told Hindustan Times.

“The accused had probably used the stone from the quarry to crush the victim’s head. Her right hand was fractured as it took her body's weight after she fell,” added Pawar.

The police said the murder was planned and the accused was known to the victim.

“We have circulated and published photographs of the victim in different media. We need to identify her to trace the perpetrator,” said senior inspector Laxman Tonpe.

The police earlier questioned people employed in Film City and also checked several police stations to find if a missing person’s complaint of the victim was lodged but there had been no breakthrough.

On Thursday evening, the watchman posted at the Elephant gate of the national park had spotted the body and informed the control room. The woman had been hit with a huge stone that had led to her death and there were no other injuries on her body.