Mumbai: A decapitated corpse of a man was found in the Antophill area on on Thursday morning. The corpse was reportedly chopped into different pieces and had burn marks. The Antophill police have registered a murder case and investigating the matter.
On Thursday morning at around 8 am locals complained of a bad odour emanating from a blue plastic bag kept near a building. The police soon reached the spot in Antop Hill sector 7, near the Assistant Commissioner of Police’s (ACP) office.
"The deceased person suspected to be in his early 40's was cut into pieces. The accused even tried to burn the body. The victim's hands and legs were cut into two pieces. It was kept headless so that it cannot be identified," said a police officer from Antophill police station.
Vijay Patil, Deputy commissioner of police, Zone 4 and said, "It's an unidentified body of a male. We are first trying to identify the deceased to get some clue in the case. The body parts have already been sent to Sion hospital to carry out a post mortem as per the procedure. Also, a forensic team reached the spot and took samples from the spot to help the investigation," he added.
Patil added that a murder case has been registered at Antophill police station under sections of the Indian penal code. "Our team from Antophill police station are investigating to detect the case," added Patil.
The Antophill police along with the Mumbai crime branch reached the spot and have started the investigation. The team are scrutinizing the CCTV cameras and local informants to get some clue in the case. "We have to first check if the deceased lived nearby. The spot at which the body was found is isolated. There is a slum area near the building, where the officials are investigating if anyone is missing or had any dispute in the last one week," added a police officer from Antophill police station.