The girl's body was found on Tuesday, Feb 9 morning, on the staircase of a seven-storied building in Kurla, reports The Indian Express.
"On Tuesday morning, residents of the building found a gunny bag on the stairway leading to the terrace. On opening the bag, they found the girl's body and informed the police. We suspect that she was strangulated and her head was banged on the wall leading to her death," Dilip Sawant, deputy commissioner of police, is quoted as saying in the report.
The police has registered a case of murder and said that the medical reports have confirmed rape.
The child reportedly had several wounds on her body, her mouth was gagged and her undergarments missing.
The parent had filed a missing report on Monday, Feb 8. The father of the victim is sure that someone they knew was behind the act as his daughter never went with strangers.
This not the first time this kind of crime surfaced here. According to the locals, this is the third incident
"A year ago, a 7-year-old had gone missing from their area and was never found. Six months ago too, a six-year-old was found raped and murdered," the report quotes a 45-year-old local as saying.