Goa police have registered a case of murder in connection with a death of a 29-year-old software engineer, whose body was found on Candolim beach.
"We have registered a case under section 302 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) (punishment for murder) following the complaint lodged by her father Dr Mohan Subhedar," north Goa Superintendent of Police Bosco George said.
Meghna Subhedar's nude decomposed body was found floating at Candolim beach on June 25, and was identified by her father.
The 29-year-old software engineer, earlier employed with Bangalore-based Genesis Technology, was found missing from Mumbai on April 10, 2008.
She was on her way to Korba (Chhattisgarh) and was supposed to take a train from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus (CST).
Police said she died seven days before her body was found on the beach in North Goa, 10 kms from Panaji.
"The postmortem report does not suggest any cause of death as the body was highly decomposed. There are bruise marks on certain parts of her body," George said.
The police have not ruled out the possibility of murder.
"We are open to all the possibilities. We are tracking down all the incidents that happened before she went missing from Mumbai," the SP said.