The body of a woman aged around 20 to 25 years was found in a bag on Kharadi bypass. Police suspect she was strangulated.
According to information given by Yerawada police, the control room received a call about an unattended suitcase near the weigh-bridge on the Kharadi bypass around 6 pm.
The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad first checked the bag for any explosives.
The bag was opened and the body was discovered.
According to police, the primary probe points to murder by strangulation but the exact cause of death would only be confirmed after autopsy, which was on at the Sassoon hospital till reports last came in.
The woman was wearing black jeans, and white top with green and orange prints. White earphones were found on the body.
Deputy commissioner of police Manoj Patil said the police teams were trying to identify the body. Police stations have been alerted about the body and its description to find if any missing case was registered which matched the description of the woman.