two teenage monks dead on railway tracks, Namdroling monastery
Representational image

Mumbai girl found dead in hostel room; suspect's body recovered from railway track

  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram

An 18-year-old student was found allegedly raped and murdered in her hostel room in south Mumbai. The girl was studying in a government polytechnic college in suburban Bandra. A security guard, a suspect in the case, was found dead on railway tracks near the hostel, police said on Wednesday (June 7).

The police were alerted at around 5 pm a day earlier after the woman went untraceable as her fourth-floor hostel room in Charni Road area was locked from outside. When a team of Mumbai Police entered her room, they found her strangulated to death with a piece of cloth, a police official said.

Also read: Teenage girl found dead in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri; 4th incident in a month

After reaching the spot, the police along with a team of forensic and fingerprint experts started a probe into the incident. During the investigation, it came to light that the hostel’s security guard, who was a suspect in the case, was found dead on the railway tracks near Charni Road Railway Station on Tuesday (June 6) morning, the official said.

Also read: Mumbai’s ‘crime against women’ data belies CM’s claim

Based on a complaint filed by the student’s cousin and circumstantial evidence, an FIR was registered against the security guard under Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder) and 376 (rape), the official said.

A probe was on into the case, he said, adding the post-mortem report was awaited.

Also read: NCW reports over 13,000 cases of crimes against women during lockdown

(With inputs from agencies)

Read More
Next Story