The body a unidentified girl in her teens was found stuffed in a suitcase at the Talegaon railway station, around 30 km from Pune, on Wednesday. The police suspect it to be a case of murder and have started investigation. Officers said they were finding it difficult to get clues in the absence of CCTV cameras at the railway station.
According to the Government Railway police (GRP), they received a call around 11 am that an unclaimed bag was lying near a washroom on Platform No. 2 of Talegaon station.
GRP Inspector Abhay Parmar said: “Our team found the body of a girl aged between 15 and 17 years inside the bag. The body was sent to the Sassoon hospital for a postmortem and we are awaiting the report.”
Parmar added: “Primary observations suggest it’s a murder as her hands were tied and some marks could be seen on the neck. But we are waiting for the postmortem report for details and confirmation. A handkerchief was tied around her mouth.”
The police said the bag was first noticed by a station staffer, Kisan Waludra, who alerted the on-duty GRP personnel. As the bag was locked, it had to be cut open. The girl was wearing a green salwar-kameez, said the police.
Two sniffer dogs from Pune crime branch were called in who guided the police to a spot where the fence of the railway station premises was found broken. Parmar said: “We are trying to identify the body and our team is looking for clues.”