20-year-old powerloom worker Abed Mohammad Ajmir Shaikh was arrested from Bihar by Thane Police for allegedly abducting and brutally killing a four-year-old girl, Payal Prasad, from Bhiwandi in 2014, Mid Day has reported. A senior police officer said the accused allegedly killed the girl after her father, a paan shop owner, demanded Rs 1500 he had lent to Shaikh.
The girl went missing from near her house in Bhiwandi in Thane district on April 1, 2014. Her highly-decomposed and mutilated body was recovered from bushes near her house after three days. The deceased was identified by her parents on the basis of the clothes she was wearing last, police said. The accused was traced to Marona in Supaul district of Bihar recently, following which he was arrested.
Times of India has carried a small column titled ‘Did dogs eat slain 4-year-old’s hands?’ on page 7 of their 12th April, Mumbai edition, which gives some more information on the case –
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