Body of a 24-year-old lady doctor, suspected to be raped and murdered, was found at her residence in Vile Parle, a senior police official said.
The doctor was identified as Shraddha Panchal, a resident of Vile Parle east. She resided with her parents in the flat. According to police sources Shraddha slept in one room while her parents in another.
The naked body of a woman, a physiotherapist by profession, was found at her residence last night, the official said, adding there were also burn marks on the body.
As per initial investigation, it is suspected that the woman was raped and murdered, the official said.
A police source said that Shraddha completed a physiotherapy course a year back and was practising since then. When cops reached at her house they found a pair of jeans belonging to Shraddha tied around her neck. The police thus said that Shraddha may have been strangulated to death with the pair of jeans as there are strangulation marks on her neck. The cops are further investigating the matter and awaiting post mortem report.
The victim had gone out for a party Monday night and had returned home with some of her friends, the officer said, adding she was found dead at around 3 am.
There is one CCTV camera in the vicinity which the cops are taking help to identify the accused. The cops have registered a case of murder at the Vile Parle police station.