Chopped body parts of an unidentified man have been found stuffed in a suitcase at a beach in Mumbai, a police official said on Tuesday.
Some passersby spotted a floating black suitcase, with part of a leg sticking out of it, in the waters at the Mahim beach near Makhdoom Shah Baba shrine on Monday evening and alerted the police, he said.
The police rushed to the spot and seized the luggage bag. They found a hand detached from shoulder, part of a leg and private parts of a man in a plastic bag inside the suitcase, the official said.
The body parts were sent to the civic-run Sion hospital for an examination, he said.
Efforts were on to identify the dead person, the official said, adding that the police were scanning the missing person complaints in the city and suburbs.
A case was registered against unidentified culprits under charges of murder and causing disappearance of evidence of offence, he said.