Kendrapara, Sept 10 (LocalWire): The body of a 53-year-old woman, who went missing on Sunday has been found by the police in the Marsaghai-Jamboo canal near the Manitiri village in Kendrapara district today.
Locals noticed the body floating in the canal and called the police.
The body was swollen abnormally. The deceased was identified as Rajanigandha Rout, wife of Birakishor Rout of Hindulia village under Marsaghai police station, said IIC of Marsaghai police station, Kalandi Behera.
The victim is suspected to have been murdered and the body thrown into the canal.
A case was registered and the body was sent for post-mortem to the district government hospital at Kendrapada.
The evidences found from the site have also been sent to the forensic lab for investigation.
‘We will know the exact cause of death after getting the autopsy report,’ added the police officer.
The family members searched for her from Sunday night.
Failing to trace her, her son, Krupasindhu Rout, filed an FIR in the police station on Monday.