Some locals residents who were out on some work early in the morning spotted the body lying in the abandoned canal located on the outskirts of the village and called up police.
After cops reached the spot and carried out the preliminary investigation the body was found to be in a decomposed state.
“We suspect that the body is around 2-3 months old. Miscreants might have killed the victim somewhere else and later dumped her body in the canal. Canines might have brought it out after the canal went dry recently,” said Debotas Mohanty, a local resident.
While police have sent the body for autopsy, efforts are underway to ascertain the identity of the deceased.