Three held for rape, murder of ragpicker

Pant Nagar police Saturday arrested three persons in connection with the rape and murder of a 55-year-old woman who was found dead on the Ghatkopar-Andheri Link Road on January 1.

Post mortem reports later revealed that the woman, a ragpicker, was raped before being murdered.

The woman lived on the pavement, a short distance away from where her body was found.

Police picked up Aarif Sheikh (21), Raju Jaiswal (21) and Milind Taide (22) from Parksite area in Vikhroli Saturday. The three suspects are ragpickers and drug addicts, they added. After raping the woman on December 31, they bashed her head with a stone. They were remanded in police custody, police said.

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