Woman murdered, dumped in Kolkata bylane
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In a horrific incident, the headless body of a woman was found stuffed in a sack and dumped at a garbage site near a cemetery in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

According to police, children who were playing nearby spotted the sack being pulled by stray animals at a garbage dumping zone in Meerut.

When people reached the spot, they found a plastic bag dumped over a heap of garbage with a foul smell emanating from it. They said that streets dogs were trying to grab pieces from the sack.

As panic spread, locals called the police.

Police officials who reached the spot inspected the sack and found a woman’s body chopped into 15 pieces stuffed inside it, with the head missing.

"Prima facie it appears that somebody known to the woman has killed her and beheaded her to hide her identity,” a cop told news media outlets.

Police officials believe the woman was in her thirties.

The cop added that field units of the police had begun work, and officials were checking CCTV camera footage in nearby areas to determine further details.

"An investigation is on to work out the case," the officer said.