The naked and burnt body of a woman was found in a bush near Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, a senior police official said.
The face and other body parts of the woman, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, bore burn marks of acid or some other chemicals, Superintendent of Police Gaurav Grover said.
Grover said some herdsmen spotted the body and informed the police. It has been sent for a post-mortem examination.
"It seems the body was burnt after the woman was killed to hide her identity, and her clothes were also taken off for the same reason," he said.
Photographs of the woman have been sent to all police stations in the district and nearby districts to ascertain her identity.
An SIT has been formed under a Deputy SP to probe the case, Grover said.
The charred body of a 28-year-old woman was found at a village in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district, police said on Saturday.
On Friday, a body was found under a charpoy in an orchard in Gajraula Shiv village in Bijnor district, the police said.
Prima facie, the woman was probably shot dead in the orchard and then the body was burnt along with the charpoy so the victim could not be identified, according to Bijnor police station in-charge Ramesh Chandra Sharma.
The woman was wearing gold earrings and a bangle, the officer said.
The body could not be identified yet. The exact cause of death and whether the woman was sexualy assaulted will be ascertained after a post-mortem, the officer added.