Body-in-bag case: GRP on verge of a breakthrough

Over a week after a young woman`s body was found bundled in a bag at Churchgate railway station in south Mumbai, the Government Railway Police said that they had gathered vital clues and will soon crack the case.

Mumbai: Over a week after a young woman`s
body was found bundled in a bag at Churchgate railway station
in south Mumbai, the Government Railway Police on Wednesday said that
they had gathered vital clues and will soon crack the case.

"During the probe, we have got very vital clues and
are trying to identify the persons suspected to be involved in
the crime. We are on the verge of cracking the case,"
Government Railway Police(GRP) Commissioner Tukaram Chavan
said.

The body of the woman -- aged between 20 to 25 years
bearing strangulation marks -- was found bundled in a bag,
dumped in the luggage compartment of a suburban train on
platform number 3 of Churchgate station at around 6.30 AM on
April 25.

Police said the woman was strangulated as her neck and
back bore bruises.

A senior police official said, "Six teams working on
the case have sifted through various footages of CCTVs
installed at different railway stations between Virar and
Churchgate. It has been established that the bag, consisting
the body, was carried by a man, who boarded the train at Virar
railway station."

They were working on some "important" inputs, which
could result in arrest of some persons, the official added.

Earlier, on March 15, the body of a 24-year-old
pregnant woman, Rehmat Khan, was found in a suitcase abandoned
at Sandhurst Road railway station of Central Railway. Police
later arrested her husband and two brothers-in-law in
connection with the case.

On April 30, the body of Nankilal Mohammed Siddique
(65), an Uttar Pradesh-based woman, who was arriving in the
city to attend her grandson`s marriage, was found by her other
grandson Mohammed Imran Siddique (20) in the ladies
compartment of Kamayani Express at the Lokmanya Tilak
Terminus Railway station (LTT) in Kurla.

PTI

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