Shimla: Police in Theog, 40 Kms from here, were investigating a blind murder after one Pritam Chand reported finding his wife Kanta Devi (36) dead in Bhawan panchayat.
Investigating officer, Sagar Chandra said that there appeared to be no sexual assault of the victim, who was located in a jungle strangulated with the head scarf women in rural areas wear.
According to the statement of Pritam Chand, who works as a driver of a commercial vehicle, said the police officer, on returning home his son informed him that his mother who had gone to the jungle for fetching wood had not returned.
Setting out to search for her, the father son duo found the dead body of the victim at about 8.30 p.m. on Sunday.
Investigations are being carried out, said the officer, and some migrant hawkers who were spotted in the area were rounded but no leads have emerged. We expect some leads to emerge after a post-mortem that has been carried out today. The report is awaited, said Chandra.
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