Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­

NAVI MUM­BAI: The uniden­ti­fied woman who was found dead along Pan­vel-Matheran road on Sun­day, was stran­gled to death, say the post-mortem re­port.

The po­lice are still clue­less about the cul­prit/s who killed her.

An auto driver spot­ted the body ly­ing along the road near Shan­ti­van Ashram around 12.30 am and in­formed the po­lice.

She was taken to a nearby hos­pi­tal but was de­clared brought dead.

“We re­ceived the post-mortem re­ports on Tues­day and it said that she was stran­gled to death. The re­ports, how­ever, have not men­tioned any­thing about sex­ual as­sault,” said Maloji Shinde, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of New Pan­vel po­lice sta­tion.

The woman was wear­ing a blue sa­ree with red bor­der and a man­gal­su­tra. There was also a flower tat­tooed on her right hand.

“Since we have not re­cov­ered any photo iden­tity proof from her pos­ses­sion, we can­not say if she was a res­i­dent of Pan­vel or of some other area. She was around 25-year-old and seemed to be from a good fam­ily,” an­other po­lice of­fi­cer said.

The po­lice have reg­is­tered a case un­der sec­tion 302 (pun­ish­ment for mur­der) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC).

“We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case and hope to solve it soon. We are also in­ter­ro­gat­ing some peo­ple based on sus­pi­cion, but have not ar­rested them due to lack of con­crete ev­i­dences,” the of­fi­cer said.

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