Mumbai: A local court today remanded a
41-year-old man arrested for allegedly trying to abduct a
minor girl in suburban Kurla, to police custody till June 29.
The police sought the custody of the arrested person,
Kamlesh Sharma in order to interrogate if he was involved in
the serial rape and murders of three minor girls at Nehru
Nagar in Kurla since February this year.
Sharma, an auto rickshaw driver, was arrested yesterday
after he was nabbed by local residents when he was trying to
lure a seven-year-old with money and chocolates.
According to the residents, Sharma offered the girl Rs 10
and told her he would give her chocolates if she accompanied
him to his house. When she started crying, people around got
suspicious and nabbed Sharma.
Since February this year, three minor girls from Nehru
Nagar were kidnapped, raped and murdered. While the first two
incidents were reported on February 9 and March 7, the third
came to light when the body of a nine-year-old girl was found
inside a room in an abandoned building on June 19 after she
had gone missing on June 6.
The body of the first victim was recovered from the
terrace of a building in the police residential quarters in
Nehru Nagar and the body of the second victim was found from a
drain in the area.