Mumbai (PTI): An 18-year-old college student was found murdered in her hostel room in south Mumbai's Churchgate area on Tuesday evening, police said.

It was suspected that she had been sexually assaulted but it can be ascertained only after autopsy report is available, an official said.

The victim was a student of a government polytechnic in suburban Bandra, he said.

Police were alerted after she became untraceable in the afternoon with her fourth-floor hostel room locked from outside.

A police team which entered the room found her dead with a dupatta (stole) wrapped around her neck.

A security guard of the hostel was also untraceable and police have launched a manhunt for him, the official said.

An FIR for murder was registered at Marine Drive police station, he added.

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New Delhi (PTI): Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has referred MPs' complaints on the issue involving BJP member Ramesh Bidhuri's use of objectionable words against BSP's Danish Ali to the Privileges Committee, sources said on Thursday.

While Ali and several other opposition MPs, including Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and DMK's Kanimozhi, demanded action against Bidhuri, several BJP parliamentarians like Nishikant Dubey said the BSP member "incited" the South Delhi MP when he speaking in the House and urged the Speaker to look into this aspect as well.

Sources said the Chair has sent all these complaints to the Privileges Committee headed by BJP MP Sunil Kumar Singh.

In a post on X, Dubey thanked the Speaker for referring the matter to the committee.

"It was possible because the BJP has a majority in Lok Sabha," he said, as he cited several previous incidents to assert that no committee was formed to probe these issues and nor was anyone punished.

In this context, Dubey alleged that the RJD-JD(U)-Congress members were engaged in a fight involving shoes and microphones in 2006, Sonia Gandhi was involved in an incident in 2012 besides the commotion and injuries to parliamentarians in 2014 during the creation of Telangana as a separate state.