Mumbai: Defense reconstructs scene for 2010 rape, murder case

Special Women’s Court judge Vrushali Joshi’s visits crime scene before passing the final verdict rape-murder of Kurla girl

Last evening, Special Women’s court judge Vrushali Joshi, along with Special Public Prosecutor Pradip Gharat, defense lawyer Amin Solkar and investigating officers, visited the spot, where a nine-year-old girl from Kurla’s Nehru Nagar was abducted, raped and murdered in 2010, in order to reconstruct the crime scene.

On June 19, 2010, the body was found in a shanty in the Vatsalabai Nagar slum after neighbours complained of a foul smell emanating from the room.

According to an advocate, the team kicked off the investigation at Nehru Nagar police station, and went to the victim’s resident. They then visited the spot where the accused, Javed Shaikh, had allegedly abducted the victim.

“Shaikh had taken the victim to a shanty in Vatsalabai Nagar, but the house in which the girl was raped and murdered is under redevelopment.

Another similar-looking house was used as reference to reconstruct the crime scene,” the advocate added.

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