A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped and strangled to death by an unidentified person at her house in Dhayari area off Sinhagad Road, police said. The incident took place on Thursday, they said. Talking to PTI, Joint Commissioner of Police Shivaji Bodkhe said the deceased lived in a tenement with her family.
"The victim's brother came home from school in the afternoon on Thursday and found his sister lying unconscious. He immediately informed his parents, who were away from home at that time. They work as labourers," he said.
Her father then called their neighbour, who is a nurse and asked her to check what has happened.
"After checking the girl's pulse, the woman rushed her to a private hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead," Bodkhe said.
Initially, a case of accidental death was registered and the body was sent for autopsy.
"The post-mortem report confirmed that the girl was allegedly raped and strangled to death," the officer said adding that a case under IPC sections 302 (murder), 376 (rape) and relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered at the Sinhgad police station.
Police are trying to identify the accused and a probe has been launched, he said.