A body of a 7-year-old girl was found late on Monday night at Patel wadi area in Malad (west). During investigation it revealed that the girl was first raped and later murdered, after which her body was dumped in the creek.
The girl went missing yesterday around 4 pm, and the matter was reported to the Malwani police station at around 8 pm. Police immediately registered a kidnapping case and started investigations. At around 11:30 pm, her body was discovered by the locals, along with police, from the mangroves near the creek.
According to police sources, the girl was used to stay along with her granny. Her father is a painter and used to stay along with her mother at Madh area. The victim was studying in Class II.
The body was sent for postmortem at Shatabdi Hospital. The Malwani police, along with the Crime Branch are investigating the case.