Woman found dead at railway station was strangulated: Report

A young woman, found dead in a suitcase at a railway station in south Mumbai, was pregnant and might have been raped before being killed, Railway Police said.

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2011, 19:13 PM IST

Mumbai: A young woman, found dead in a
suitcase at a railway station in south Mumbai, was pregnant
and might have been raped before being killed, Railway Police
said on Wednesday.

The post mortem report suggested that she was four-month
pregnant and she died of strangulation, they said.

They also stated that Delhi police had contacted them
saying that a woman resembling the deceased was missing from
their city and she might be the same person.

The body of the woman, aged between 24 years and 26
years, with semen stains on her private parts, was recovered
from a suitcase that was abandoned by a man at around 1.30 AM
on platform number one at Sandhurst Road railway station of
Central Railway yesterday.

"The post mortem report suggested she was four-month
pregnant. She died of strangulation. She also had sexual
intercourse before her murder which indicates that she might
have been raped but only after the arrest things would be
clear," said Additional Director General (Railways) Raj
Khilnani.

The CCTV installed at the platform was at some other
direction because of which it could not capture the movement
of the accused, who had abandoned the suitcase, he said
adding, "Nobody was arrested so far."

In a similar incident, body of a woman was found in an
abandoned suitcase at Juhu beach last week. Nobody has been
arrested so far for that murder as well.

On the reports of serial killer being involved in the
incidents, Khilnani said, "Unless and until the accused is
caught, we cannot come to a conclusion that it was a
handi-work of a single person."

PTI