Charred body of woman found; cops suspect rape, murder

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Three days after the horrific incident of rape-murder of Hyderabad veterinarian, the Chhattisgarh police found a charred body of an unidentified woman, in the 20-30 age group, in Balrampur district on Sunday (December 1). Cops suspect a case of rape.

The body was recovered from a forest near Gopalpur Murka Dam under Rajpur police station limits after a shepherd spotted it, said an official.

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“It seems the death occurred two to three days ago. We suspect the woman was raped and murdered. A bag containing a liquor bottle and some food items were found at the spot. We
are awaiting the post mortem report,” he said.

Balrampur Superintendent of Police TR Koshima was at the spot and overseeing the probe, he added.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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