District police recovered the body of an unidentified woman from a canal near Gahliwala village under Dharamkot subdivision, 18 km from the district headquarter on Saturday.
Police officials said the body was kept at the Dr Mathura Dass civil hospital for identification for the next 72 hours and investigations were underway.
According to police, some passers-by saw the body of a woman in the canal on Saturday morning and informed the police immediately who then sent the information across to all the police stations across the state.
A police official said it was believed that the woman had been thrown into the canal after being muredered. "A case has been registered in this regard and further investigation is underway. The police are awaiting the autopsy report and only after that can we say anything more," said an official.