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Palghar: Woman's decomposed corpse found in apartment; police suspect murder

01:08 PM Oct 21, 2021 | PTI

The highly decomposed body of a 20-year-old woman was found in a flat in Maharashtra's Palghar district and police suspect she was killed by man with whom she was in a relationship, an official said on Thursday.

The woman's neighbours informed the flat owner on Wednesday after experiencing foul smell emanating from the house located in Waliv area here.

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The flat owner later alerted the police, who rushed to the place and found the woman lying dead inside the house, Waliv police inspector Rahulkumar Patil said.

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The body was in a highly decomposed state as it was apparently lying in the house for around eight days. It was sent for postmortem to the J J Hospital in neighbouring Mumbai, he said.

The woman was in a relationship with a man, aged around 25. It is suspected that he killed her, but the motive behind the crime was not yet known, the official said.

The police have registered a case against the man under Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) and efforts were on to trace him, the official said.

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