Mumbai: Two days after the body of an 11-year-old girl was found under a parked truck in Mulund, a 35-year-old truck driver was detained by the police on Monday.
A post-mortem has confirmed that the girl had been sexually assaulted, said the police.
The girl, who lived in a hut in the same locality, was strangled and the body dumped under the truck.
The truck driver, identified only as Bhakare, has denied any involvement in the crime said a police officer. "For now, he is only a suspect. We suspect he committed the crime under the influence of drugs. He had gone missing soon after the girl's body was found. We tracked him down from his cellphone location," said this officer, adding that a packet of condoms was also found in his truck.
The police said they will put the truck driver through a DNA test and narco analysis to bolster their suspicion. Besides, they are scanning footage from cameras installed in the locality.
A case has been registered under sections of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act at Navghar police station.