Body of woman found half-buried in J'khand; probe on

Jamshedpur, June 4 (PTI) An unidentified body of a woman, who is suspected to have been crushed to death with a stone, was on Saturday exhumed and forwarded for post-mortem in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district, a police officer said.

Parts of the body that seemed to have been hurriedly buried next to a college were visible, and locals in Karandih area, on spotting her jutted out legs, immediately informed the police, he said.

A team led by Officer-in-Charge of Parsudih police station, Bimal Kindo, recovered the body of the woman, believed to be in her mid-30s, and sent it to MGM hospital in Jamshedpur for post-mortem.

Kindo stated that the "woman was in all likelihood murdered and then buried in a hurry".

The corpse, wrapped in a shroud, had a garland around its neck, the OC said.

"On verification of CCTV footages from the area, it was found that the body was being ferried on a small van around 3 pm on Friday. It was seen returning empty a short while later," Kindo explained.

A probe has been initiated into the case, he said, adding that "once we identify the woman, the circumstances that led to her death will also become clear".