The Tilak Nagar police found a body of an unidentified boy, aged around 12, in a suitcase near the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai on Sunday night.
According to an official, the suitcase was found by a local at a secluded spot near the LTT’s parcel department, adjacent to Shiv Kripa chawl at Tilak Nagar in the suburbs.
The onlooker saw the opened case, and upon a close inspection, found the body wrapped in a blanket. He informed the police control room about the case around 8 pm.
When the police arrived at the spot, they found the body of the unidentified boy with his hands and legs tied. He was fully clothed, wearing a blue shirt and dark blue trousers, and there were strangulation marks around his neck.
“The body is not decomposed and was found with the clothes intact,” said Shahji Umap, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 6.
Another investigator said that prima facie it appears that the kid was murdered the same day.
The body was sent to the nearby Rajawadi hospital for a forensic examination. Meanwhile, a case of murder has been registered and the Tilak Nagar police station.
The police are also on the lookout for a middle-aged man, who was caught on CCTV while carrying the suitcase. The man was first seen getting off a taxi with a suitcase around 7 pm outside the main Lokmanya Tilak Terminus building.
The cops are checking for missing persons list to ascertain if a complaint had been filed for the boy’s disappearance. Meanwhile, they have also circulated the boy’s image in nearby stations in order to identify him.