12-year-old found raped, murdered in Diva
A 12-year-old girl was found raped and murdered behind her building in Diva on Friday night.
The victim was missing since Friday. Her body was found wrapped in a sack by her father behind their building, the police said.
“The victim, a resident of Ganaraj Residency on Mumbra-Diva Road, came home from her tuition classes around six in the evening. She was seen climbing the stairs to her second floor apartment. She went missing after that. A couple of hours later, her parents began searching for her. Her father discovered her body in a gunny sack in between two buildings in their residency,” said Bajirao Ghuge, senior police inspector, Mumbra police station.
The victim, a Class 6 student, was raped and stabbed by a sharp object, the police said.
The police suspect that the crime was committed by a resident of the same building who has been missing since the incident.
“The resident lives alone in a rental flat on the first floor of the same building. He is from Madhya Pradesh and works as a fitter in a company in Wagale Estate Thane. His flat was locked when we were searching the building. We broke open his flat and found the girl’s school bag there,” Ghuge said.
Singh’s window also opens above the same spot where the body was found, the police said.
The police have registered a case of rape and murder.
Shravani Bhosale, one of the neighbours said, “We knew the victim, she was a sweet girl and also spoke to everyone in the building.”