NAGPUR: An unidentified woman in her 40s was found dead near Jaitala Chowk Market on Monday. The decomposed body was found in semi-naked condition, with the right arm eaten by stray animals.
Sonegaon police, which has registered the case as accidental death, said the body of the unidentified woman was found in front of an abandoned and ramshackle house. The body was discovered by a vegetable vendor who had been attracted to it by the strong stench, after which he alerted police.
Zonal DCP Noorul Hassan said there used to be two vagabond women in the locality but one of them is now dead while the other is missing. “There were no apparent injury marks on the body or the private parts. The post mortem would be able to throw more light on the question of foul play in the death,” he said.
“There was a sari and some hair on the ground around 50 meters away from the body,” said Hassan. “It’s possible the woman was taking shelter in one of the abandoned houses in front of which her body was found,” said the DCP.
Senior inspector Dilip Sagar of Sonegaon police station said post mortem would be conducted on Tuesday. “We are trying to establish the identity of the woman. She was likely a rag picker. We are probing the case from every angle,” said Sagar.