Body of an unidentified woman, in her 20s, was found hanging from a tree in Ladhowal area near national highway-1 on Saturday morning.
Passers-by spotted the body at about 7am and sounded the police, who reached the spot and initiated investigation.
ACP (Gill) Surinder Mohan said, “The body hanging with a sash was touching the ground. The body was sent to civil hospital for post-mortem examination.”
“Police suspect that the body was hanged after murder. We are trying to know if she was raped before death. ,” Mohan said.
He said, “We made announcements in the surrounding areas for identification, but no luck. Meanwhile, a case of killing has been registered against unidentified accused.”
The ACP said the woman was wearing shirt and jeans. “It seems she belongs to a well-to-do family. No mobile phone or any belonging was found from the spot. As the body was found on the national highway, there is a possibility that the woman belongs to some other district or state,” he said.