Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) The body of a nine-year-old girl was Sunday discovered on the terrace of a building in the police housing colony in northeast Mumbai, police said.
As the news spread, hundreds of angry city residents from nearby areas marched to the police station in Nehru Nagar and held protests, demanding action against the culprits.
The victim, Anjali Jaiswal, was reported missing after 7.30 p.m. Saturday by her family. She was a Class 4 student and lived in a nearby slum.
Her body was discovered by the daughter of an assistant police inspector when she went to hang clothes to dry on the terrace around 10.30 a.m. Sunday. This created a sensation in the area and several hundred irate residents marched to the police station.
Police declined to reveal further details and the victim’s body, which bore some injury marks, has been sent for an autopsy to Rajawadi Hospital.
An official of the Nehru Nagar police station said a special team had been formed to probe the case.
The victim’s family, however, took strong exception to the police directly sending her body for an autopsy before informing them.
There are around a dozen buildings in the colony housing police personnel from different parts of Mumbai.