Mumbai: Missing girl found dead near tracks, 1 held

Mumbai: Missing girl found dead near tracks, 1 held Mumbai, Nov 10 (PTI) The body of a 10-year-old girl,missing since November 5, was found in the early hours ofSaturday by the tracks near Vidyavihar railway station in themetropolis, police said.

The girl, who is mentally unwell, had gone missingfrom Rajiv Gandhi Nagar area, and her parents filed a missingcomplaint following which teams started tracing her, a Bhanduppolice station official said.

A man identified as Ajit Kumar Rai was arrested afterCCTV footage from the area showed him leaving with the girl onthe day she went missing, he said.

'Local residents found Rai in the area on November 8and brought him to the police. We got a tip-off on the sameday about a body lying in the tracks. We found it was of themissing child,' he added.

He said further probe into the case is underway and amedical report of the deceased was awaited. PTI ZABNM BNM