Berhampur: Body of woman naked and with her legs tied, was spotted on the roadside at Sorala Chhak under Golanthara police station in Ganjam district today morning.
Locals spotted the body on the roadside at around 6.30 am and immediately informed the police. Although the reason behind the death of the woman is yet to be ascertained, preliminary investigation suggested rape and subsequent murder.
Police officials who rushed to the spot along with a scientific team are yet to identify the body.
'Investigations are on. Medical examination will establish if the woman was raped,' a police official said.
The ornaments on the body of the deceased suggest that she was a south Indian, eyewitnesses said. The incident has sent shock waves among locals in the area.