In both cases, the Virar police has registered a case of murder against unknown persons, separately.
Mumbai: The Virar police Thursday morning found the charred body of a woman on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, four days after another burnt body of a woman was found on the same highway.
In both cases, the police has been unable to identify the bodies and is checking recently registered missing persons’ complaints to establish their identity.
The police found the dead body of an unidentified a woman, probably in her 30s, on the national Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway Thursday morning. The body had over 80 per cent burns, and the face was charred, leaving only the woman’s left cheek and ear, making it nearly impossible to identify the body prima facie, said a senior police official.
Earlier on Sunday, another woman’s dead body was found in a burnt state just kilometres away at an isolated spot near a temple on the same highway. The police said that the body found on Sunday had been sent for an autopsy and the identity of the victim was yet to be revealed.
Younus Shaikh, senior police inspector of Virar police station, said, “The second body was found a few kilometres away from where the first body was located. Both the bodies were found in a similar charred state. Both investigations are in their primary stages, and we are scouring missing persons’ complaints registered in Palghar and Gujarat. We cannot rule out the possibility of both murders being connected as the style of killing is quite similar.”
In both cases, the Virar police has registered a case of murder against unknown persons, separately. CCTV cameras do not cover the area where both the bodies were found, thereby making the probe challenging, said an officer.