IMPHAL, January 15: Despite the uproar from all sections of the society on crime against women, a 24-year old married woman was found dead with her throat slit open and with cut marks on her abdomen today.
The woman identified as Sultana Begum, daughter of Noor Ahamad of Irong Mamang at present staying at Hatta Golapati Maning Leikai had gone missing since January 6.The body was recovered from the Dampi Forest hill range, Wangtha lambi under Kumbi Police late in the evening. The partly decomposed body was deposited at the RIMS morgue for post mortem and a full inquest of the area was conducted in the presence of SDO Moirang.
According to reliable source, locals who had gone to collect firewood had recovered the body of the woman around 11.30am today.
The locals informed the nearby villagers, who in turn informed the police about the presence of the dead body.
Police suspected the use of a sharp weapon as a murder weapon as her throat was found slit open.
Police said that a big lady-bag black and white in colour was found near the body. While searching the bag, a receipt dated December 17, 2012 of the Esent Diagnostic Private Limited with a mobile phone number scribbled on the back was found.
When a call was made to the mobile number, the speaker at the other end identified himself as a relative of the woman and had confirmed that Sultana had been missing since January 6. He had also said that a case was filed with the Porompat Police regarding her missing some days back.
Meanwhile, another source said, the woman had been staying at her parental home following her divorce.