Teenager's body found inside suitcase

The body of a girl aged between 15 and 18 yrs was found on platform 2 of Talegaon Railway station; cops suspect it was dumped there

The body of a teenaged girl was found stuffed in a red suitcase on platform number 2 of Talegaon railway station on Wednesday morning. Police are yet to ascertain the cause of death, and are also in the dark about who kept the bag on the platform, since there are no CCTV cameras installed on the premises.

NOT ON CAMERA: There are no CCTV cameras installed on the Talegaon railway station premises, as a result of which cops are clueless about who dumped the suitcase there. Pic/Mohan Patil

Police suspect that the girl is between 15 and 18 years of age, and that she was murdered somewhere else before her body was abandoned at Talegaon station. The abandoned bag was seen around 11 am and the Government Railway Police (GRP) was informed about it immediately.

Body in bag
Kisan Walandra, a member of the conservancy staff, first noticed the bag while cleaning the platform, and alerted a policeman on duty. A vendor then hauled the bag upto the police chowky. Since the bag was locked, a corner of the bag had to be cut. The girl’s body was found with her hands tied up, inside the suitcase.

Police Inspector Abhay Parmar (GRP Pune) visited the spot. Two sniffer dogs — Rambo of Pune Crime Branch and Rani of Pune rural police — traced the suspects up to the engine spot on platform number 2 and till Talegaon ST Stand. Police also found some fencing wires broken.

Superintendent of Police (GRP) V P Pansare said, “The body has been sent for post mortem to Sassoon Hospital and we are awaiting reports.”

Parmar said, “We are yet to identify the girl. There was no injury mark on her body. The post mortem report is expected on Thursday.”

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