Chandigarh: Woman's body found floating in Sukhna lake

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 31, 2015 07:44 IST

The body of a 70 year-old woman was found floating in Sukhna Lake under mysterious circumstances on Friday morning.

The police suspect it to be a case of suicide as the body did not bear any marks of external injuries. The deceased has been identified as Ram Kaur, a resident of Sector-23.

Station house officer of Sector-3 police station Harjeet Kaur said, "Ram Kaur's body was found floating near the police post of Sukhna Lake. The incident came to light when a patrolling party noticed the body and fished it out with the help of divers."

According to the police the deceased was identified through her spectacles and slippers. Ram Kaur's son informed the police that she was mentally upset. Her family claimed that she left the house in the morning without telling anyone.

The dead body has been sent to the mortuary of Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, for postmortem.

Meanwhile the police have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) at the Sector-3 police station.

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