In a ghastly killing that reminds one of the medieval era, the body of an unidentified woman in her 20s, cut into two, was found on the railway track near Durali village in SAS Nagar in the wee hours of Saturday.
Police investigation shows that the woman had been tied to the railway track with three dupattas, her mouth stuffed with cloth and a train ran over the helpless victim, cutting the body into two. Three people are suspected to have carried out the crime.
Sirhind Government Railway Police station house officer Baldev Singh Randhawa, the investigation officer of the case, said that prima facie it appeared that three people were involved in the murder.
“We cannot yet zero in on the train that ran over the vicitm to establish the time she was tied to the track. There appear to be no eyewitnesses as of now,” he said, claiming that questioning people living near the track had yielded no result.
Dog squads and fingerprint experts were also called in to aid the investigation, but to no avail.
“The police stations in the area have been informed and they have been asked to dig out clues on those who could be involved,” he added. He said as the railway line touched a road, it was likely that the criminals used a four-wheeler to flee the spot. The body has been shifted to the mortuary at SAS Nagar civil hospital in Phase 6.
The crime would not have come to light had a passerby not informed the Kharar station master. The Government Railway Police was then informed, which could not find anything that would shed light on the identity of the woman.
A case has been registered against unidentified people under sections 302 (murder) and 34 (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.