In a drain at Mankhurd, body of an unidentified woman was found dumped on Sunday. Police said the woman was allegedly killed, as her legs and neck were tied with a dupatta and the body was wrapped in plastic bag.
The police said she appears to be aged between 25-30 years.
A case of murder and destruction of evidence has been registered by Mankhurd police against unknown persons and have formed several teams to identify the woman and culprits. The crime branch is also conducting a parallel investigation in the case.
A police officer said that it appears that the murder has taken place somewhere else. So the police teams have been formed of detection officers of six police stations in zone 6. CCTV footage of the nearby area is being investigated and her picture has been circulated in all police stations to find out if any missing person complaint has come from her family.
According to police, the body was seen by the locals near Zakir Hussain Nagar in Mankhurd. A police team reached the spot and found the body which was partially decomposed. The case has been registered under sections 302 (punishment for murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of the offense, or giving false information to screen offender) of the Indian Penal Code against unknown persons.