Rajnish Seth, Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order ) said that Javed Ahmed Shaikh has been arrested in connection with the rape and murder of three minor girls in Nehru Nagar in suburban Kurla.
The person was remanded to police custody for two weeks, after he was produced before the Vikhroli metropolitan magistrate on Thursday, Jul 1. Court has also ordered police to take Javed's DNA and blood samples.
The case in which Javed is involved, had created much fear among the residents of area. The body of a five-year-old girl was found in a drain in Nehru Nagar on Feb 9, 2010. On Mar 7, a nine-year-old girl was found raped and murdered on the terrace of a building in the Nehru Nagar police quarters. Another eight-year-old girl was found dead from a dilapidated building in the same area.
The city police had formed a special team under two joint commissioners of police to investigate the case in Jun 2010, after receiving a lot of complaints about the shoddy investigation.