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Woman’s body stuffed in a bag washes ashore Mumbai’s Juhu beach

The police said there was a blunt injury on the woman’s head and blood had oozed from her forehead and nose

mumbai Updated: Dec 07, 2017 10:29 IST
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The police believe that the woman was murdered within the last 24 hours as her body had not decomposed.
The police believe that the woman was murdered within the last 24 hours as her body had not decomposed.

Mumbai

The Santacruz police found the body of a young woman stuffed in a bag that washed ashore Juhu Koliwada on Wednesday around 11 am. A murder case has been registered against unidentified accused, and investigations are underway.

According to the police, there was a blunt injury on the woman’s head and there was blood oozing from her forehead and nose. They believe that she was murdered within the last 24 hours as her body had not decomposed yet. They also determined that the woman was married, as they found a mangalsutra around her neck.

The Santacruz police has alerted stations across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane. A photograph of the woman is being circulated, to find a match with missing complaints of missing women that fit the age group of 25-35 years.

The police suspect that she was murdered at another location, after which her body was stuffed in the bag and thrown into the sea.

An FIR has been registered under section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The police is awaiting the autopsy report, which will ascertain the cause of the death and signs of sexual assault.