Jajpur, Oct 16 (LocalWire): The body of an unidentified woman, aged around 28 years, was found floating in the river Kelua near Bhagabanpur village under Dharmasala police station of Jajpur district today.
It is suspected that the woman died at least five to seven days back, as the body had begun to decompose.
Locals found the abnormally swollen body floating in the river and called the police.
‘The woman is suspected to have been murdered and we are also not ruling out possibility of sexual assault but it will be verified only after autopsy and forensic examinations.
We are also making inquires about missing girls from nearby areas.
A case has been registered under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of Indian Penal Code.
The body has been sent for postmortem to the district government hospital at Jajpur,’ said the IIC of Dharmasala police station, Saroj Kumar Sahoo.