The decomposed body of an unidentified woman, presumably in her early 20s and stuffed in a jute sack, was found at a park in northwest Delhi on Thursday morning.
Police said the body was recovered after the sack was spotted by a sanitation worker cleaning the park in Bharat Nagar area around 8:45am.
"A team of the local police reached the spot to examine the abandoned sack, from which a foul smell was emanating, and discovered the body," said an officer.
Police said the body was rushed to an adjacent hospital to ascertain whether the victim, who had 'Bharat and Devi' tattooed on her left forearm, had been sexually assaulted before being killed.
Initial medical examination of the victim revealed that she had not been sexually assaulted and appeared to be aged between 21 and 24 years.
"Prima facie, her death seems to have been caused due to asphyxia. Marks were spotted on her neck which means that the asphyxia was caused by strangulation. At the moment, it appears that the victim was killed before her assailant dumped her body in the park," the officer said.
A case of murder has been registered at Bharat Nagar Police Station and police are reviewing the details of people reported missing from the Capital to ascertain her identity.