A severed torso of an unidentified woman was found in a drain near Surbhi Hospital located in Sector 35 area of Noida on Tuesday morning.
The incident was reported when a passerby spotted the torso and informed the police. The head, arms, legs, hips and all reproductive organs were chopped off from the body.
“It seems somebody killed the woman somewhere else and dumped the severed torso in the drain during late night hours. We have asked for CCTV footage of the Noida City Centre Metro station and Surbhi Hospital to check the movement of any suspicious vehicle in the area during the time of the incident,” said Anup Singh, deputy superintendent of police (Circle Officer 2), Noida.
He said the police team searched the nearby areas to find the rest of the parts but found nothing.
“We took the help of sniffer dogs as well but no other body part was found. The killer tried to conceal the identity of the deceased by chopping off all the body parts and possibly threw them away at different locations,” he added.
The police sought details of missing and kidnapped woman of the age group 25-30 years from neighbouring police stations. Police in Delhi and Ghaziabad were informed about the incident.
“We have asked some autorickshaw drivers who were plying in the area at the time of the incident to give their statements at the Sector 24 police station. A case of murder was registered against unidentified persons. A police team has been formed to investigate the case,” he added.
Police said the body will be preserved for at least 72 hours after post-mortem is conducted. The reports are still awaited.
This is the third such incident in Noida in the last 10 days. Earlier, on December 25, an unidentified pregnant woman was found shot dead at a park near the posh Sector 54 locality. Another unidentified woman was found murdered in an isolated area at Sector 134 on January 2. None of the deceased have been identified yet.