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Girl found murdered; may have been held captive, raped, yet to identified: Surat Police


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SURAT: The police are yet to identify the girl whose body was found on Saturday in a cricket ground on the outskirts of Surat. Nor has anybody come forward to claim the body despite messages being put out on the social media. The city is also plastered with appeals. It is suspected that she was murdered elsewhere. Surat is a four-hour drive from Mumbai and also shares border with the Union Territory of Daman.

With that, the scope of investigation has widened across Gujarat. Even as the police await the results of  forensic tests to confirm sexual assault, Dr Ganesh Govekar of the city civil hospital, where the post-mortem was conducted, shared chilling details. “Going by the nature of the injuries, they seem to have been caused in a period ranging from one week to one day, prior to the recovery of the body, suggesting that the girl might have been held captive, tortured and possibly raped,” the PTI quoted Dr Govekar as saying. The police said the post-mortem suggested some wooden object was used to inflict the injuries.