The bodies of a 35-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl, bearing a gunshot injury each on the chest and strangulation marks, were found in a vacant plot near IMT Chowk in Manesar Monday, said police. “The deceased are yet to be identified,” said a police officer.
A villager going to work spotted the bodies around 6 am and alerted police, who found the bodies lying around 10 feet apart. “Prima facie, there are no signs of sexual assault. The clothes of both victims are intact, but only post-mortem can confirm this,” said Dharambir Singh, ACP (Manesar). “In the case of the woman, there were clear signs that something had been tied around her neck to strangle her, but in the case of the girl, the marks were less obvious. There was also a scar above the woman’s cheek, but it was unclear if it was a stab wound or inflicted with a stone or some other weapon,” he added.
Police suspect the woman and the girl were murdered elsewhere. The only possible lead in the double murder at the spot seemed to be “skid marks of a car’s tyre”.
ASI Devender, the investigating officer of the case, said, “Nothing other than the bodies was recovered from the spot. We found no weapons or cartridges. We found only the skid marks of a car’s tyre. it seems the two were murdered somewhere else and their bodies were dumped on the plot.” He added, “Neither of the victims had identification documents on them. We are trying to determine who they are.”
Police said no one had claimed the bodies. ACP Singh said, “We have flashed the information across police stations in the area and are also using cable and the media to spread the word. We are also checking nearby villages and towns to see if we can get any leads.”
A case has been registered at Manesar police station against “unknown persons” under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Arms Act.