5th body found in Juhu-Koliwada in 2 yrs


The body of a woman aged about 35 was found in a garbage heap in Juhu-Koliwada Saturday morning, police said.

This is the fifth body found in the area in less than two years. Citing a bleeding head wound, police claimed the woman was killed and the body wrapped in a gunny bag and dumped in the area early Saturday.

"We have registered a case of murder," said Arun Chavan, senior inspector, Santacruz Police Station. The body was found near the boundary wall of a garden being constructed by MHADA where garbage is openly dumped.

"The site is isolated and there is no one outside in the night. It is easy to dump bodies there," Chavan said.

The woman was dressed in a brown salwar-kameez with a floral pattern. She did not have any possessions or identifying documents and did not bear any injures. The body has been sent to Cooper Hospital for post-mortem.

Locals are clueless. "Someone must have come in the night and dumped the body. We saw it when we woke up at 7 am. The bag did not completely cover her. Her face was visible," said Meena, who lives in a hut close to sea shore.

Police had asked residents to keep a watch, especially at night, and alert them about suspicious persons after the body of another woman was found on the Juhu-Koliwada beach in February.

Dumping ground

February 10, 2012: The body of a woman aged 25 to 30 drifts ashore and is found near the garbage heap. Police say she might have drowned in another area

October 11, 2011: Decomposed body of a Nigerian man is found near Hotel Novelty in Juhu. Investigating officers say the Nigerian aged about 35 did not have injury, indicating a natural death

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