Second charred body found in Shamshabad: Police suspect suicide

As per preliminary investigation, eye-witnesses had noticed the woman sitting at a nearby temple and weeping. Image: iStock

The unidentified woman, whose charred body was found at Shamshabad on Friday night, may have committed suicide, the police said on Saturday. The body was found in the same area where a woman veterinarian was allegedly raped and killed by four youth, two days ago.

As per preliminary investigation, eye-witnesses had noticed the woman sitting at a nearby temple and weeping. It appears to be suicide as per the burn injuries and the scene of offence observed so far, a police official said. Also, CCTV visuals and the things found with her indicate the same, the officer added.

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However, further information would be given after the post-mortem report [is received] and her identity is established after looking at CCTV footage further, the official said.

The woman’s body was found on Friday night at Siddulagutta in Shamshabad.
A CCTV visual shows the woman walking alone on Friday evening, carrying a bag containing a bottle-like substance, police said.

Later, some passersby noticed the burning body of the woman and alerted the police.