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The woman was identified as  Jova Mardi (46), who hailed from Chiripur village in Assam’s Kokrajhar district
The woman was identified as Jova Mardi (46), who hailed from Chiripur village in Assam’s Kokrajhar district|EastMojo image
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Assam: Woman’s nude body found in Kokrajhar; locals allege rape

The victim had gone to the nearby market on Thursday evening, found dead along Golajhar river near Nayekgaon the following morning; one person detained

Hantigiri Narzary

Kokrajhar: A woman’s naked body was recovered along Golajhar river near Nayekgaon in Kokrajhar district on Friday morning.

According to the police, the woman's bare body was found lying along the Golajhar river bed which falls under Kokrajhar police station. Locals noticed the body and informed the police. Her body was recovered by the police on Friday morning and sent it for postmortem. Investigation into the incident is on.

The body of the deceased woman being taken for postmortem in Assam’s Kokrajhar district
The body of the deceased woman being taken for postmortem in Assam’s Kokrajhar district
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The deceased was identified as Jova Mardi (46), a widow and mother of four. She hailed from Chiripur village. According to her family members, Mardi went missing since late Thursday evening after going to a nearby market.

Kilim Marak  was detained by the police in connection with the case
Kilim Marak was detained by the police in connection with the case
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Locals suspect it to be a case of rape and murder.

Police have detained one person in connection with the case for interrogation. He was identified as Kilim Marak, who hails from the same village as the deceased.