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Jan 18, 2013 at 10:26am IST

Goa: Woman's body found in forest area, police suspect rape

Panaji: The body of a young woman was found in the forest area of Assagao village near Panaji with police suspecting it to be a case of rape. The naked body of the woman, apparently in her mid-20s, was found with her head smashed on Thursday, a senior police official said, adding that the suspect in the case has already been identified.

The body was found by two forest guards, who were on a routine visit to Assagao nearly 15 kms from Panaji. The guards also saw the suspect rushing out of the forest on a scooter, the police official claimed.

The suspect has been identified as Ranjit Tuenkar, a youth living in Anjuna village, located in the neighbourhood of the place where the incident occurred. "The suspect is currently on the run," a police official said.

Goa: Woman's body found, police suspect rape

The body was found by two forest guards, who were on a routine visit to Assagao nearly 15 kms from Panaji.

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