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Delhi Commission For Women chief Swati Maliwal on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss the plea filed by one of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.

Narrow, steep and blue, it's a stairway to despair at the end of which lives a mother, caught between the horror of her son being convicted in the gangrape and murder of a woman known the world over as "Nirbhaya", the fearless one, and the desperate hope he is spared the noose.

Bennett Reibelo, a music show arranger, was killed in November-end by the duo who disposed off his body parts after chopping and stuffing them in three suitcases, two of which were found earlier, police have said.

Shubham, who shot the woman and is in police custody, is the main accused while the other two - Ashish, the bride's brother, and Sagar have been booked for the act, police said.

In the backdrop of the Hyderabad gangrape and murder of a veterinary doctor, the West Bengal government is mulling options to set up a call centre to cater to complaints regarding crime against women in the districts, a senior official said on Thursday.

Some passersby spotted the black suitcase floating on the waters at the Mahim beach near Makhdoom Shah Baba shrine on Monday evening and alerted the police who rushed to the spot and seized the luggage bag, he said.

Police are looking for the motive and criminal responsible for the crime. No marks of sexual assault have been found on the victim's body, Superintendent of Police (Rural West) Ravi Kumar told media on Sunday.

He had attempted to flee from custody in 2005 from Mutthiganj in Allahabad and managed to escape from prison in 2008, after which a reward of Rs 50,000 was also announced on his arrest, Mishra said.