Woman found dead in Delhi

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 11:00 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) An unidentified woman in her early 20s was found dead here Thursday morning with her face burnt, police said. It is suspected that she was raped before being murdered and defaced.

The woman's body was recovered from a vacant plot in west Delhi's Vijay Vihar at around 10 a.m. in half-naked condition.

"The body of the woman was found half-naked. It seems she was killed after being raped and to erase her identity the accused burnt her face," said a police officer.

There were no other external injury marks on the woman's body, the officer said.

"Her body has been sent for post-mortem to find out the exact cause of death," said the officer. A case has been registered and a probe is on.

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