Charred bodies of two women were recovered from a burning heap of cow-dung cakes at a village in Haryana’s Sonepat district on Monday, police and witnesses said.
Police said the identity of the victims found at Dehisara village could not be established as the bodies were burnt beyond recognition. A case has been registered, police said.
“During the postmortem, doctors confirmed that both the bodies were female… thus there is no honour killing angle to it as such, but we have started the investigation,” Kundli police station in-charge Anil Kumar told HT.
Witnesses in Dehisara told HT that they found a bonfire of cow-dung cakes on the outskirts of the village as they went to their field around 4am on Monday.
They said they informed the other villagers and called the fire department. “After dousing the fire, the firemen found two half-burnt bodies in the heap of ashes,” the witnesses added.
Police said they found a nose pin and a piece of red cloth on one of the bodies.