An unidentified woman was found dead at Lakhowal Road in Sahnewal on Friday. She was bludgeoned to death with bricks.
Passersby spotted the body and informed the police, who initiated investigation on reaching the spot.
The police said the deceased woman, who appeared to be 20-year-old, was 5 feet tall and wearing western outfit. No other belonging was recovered from the body, the police added.
The Sahnewal police have registered a case under sections 302 (murder) and 201 of the Indian penal code against unidentified accused.
The police have kept the body at the mortuary of the civil hospital for identification.