Kendrapara, June 28 (LocalWire): The body of an unidentified woman, with several injury marks and her face disfigured, was found abandoned in a sack near the mangrove forests in Kathiapada village under Rajnagar police station of Kendrapara district today.
Police suspect the woman was probably raped before being murdered by unidentified people.
After killing her and pouring acid on her face so that she is not recognised, they dumped the body in an isolated place at Kathipada near the marine drive from Pentha beach to Bhitarkanika.
Every day several people, locals and tourists, visit the area.
When locals found foul smell coming out of a sack today morning, they alerted the police, who rushed to the spot and recovered the body.
Senior police officers are clueless about the identity of the victim as well as suspects.
‘We found an electric bill and a bank deposit slip in the name of Rani Mishra of IRC village, Behera Sahi, Nayapalli of Bhubaneswar near the body.
We hope these two documents will help in ascertaining her identity.
Prima facie, it appears that the murder took place two days back.
We are inquiring about missing persons in nearby areas.
Sniffer dogs and scientific team have been pressed into service to investigate the case,’ Rajnagar police station IIC Tapan Nayak said.
‘After getting the autopsy report, police will know the exact cause of death.
Police have registered a case under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of IPC and sent the body for postmortem to the district government hospital at Kendrapara for postmortem,’ Nayak said.