Khurda: Body of an unidentified woman was found with throat slit at Tikatala near Khurdha-Bolangir-57 NH under Begunia police limits in Khurdha district today.

The deceased seemed to be 25-30 years old.

Though the exact reason of the death has not been immediately ascertained, police suspected that she was thrown out at Tikapala after being murdered by miscreants somewhere else in a bid to give a slip to cops.

The deceased is also suspected to have been raped before being murdered. She is believed to be a married lady as she was found wearing bangles.

Police along with a scientific team reached the spot and sent the body to Khurdha District Headquarters Hospital for post-mortem. Khurda SP also rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation.