Mumbai: The naked body of a 48-year-old woman sarpanch of a village in the Raigad district of Maharashtra was reportedly found dumped in the bushes in Beloshi village of Mahad taluk on Monday afternoon.
The body was found by a local youth who went ahead to check a suspicious gunny bag thrown by the roadside, reports said.
The body was taken to a government hospital nearby where she was declared brought dead. She was later identified as the sarpanch of a local gram panchayat, India Today reported.
Police were called in who conducted initial investigations. The close relatives of the deceased were also questioned, the report said.
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The mortal remains, meanwhile, have been sent for an autopsy. It was immediately not known if the woman was sexually assaulted.
A case is registered against unknown culprits for murder.