Bahraich: In a chilling that has come to light, the naked and burnt body of a woman was on Saturday found in a bush near the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh. Also Read - Woman Shot in UP, Body Burnt And Tied to Cot

The identity of the woman has not yet been ascertained. Also Read - Kerala: Mentally-challenged Man Beaten up, Genitals Burnt, Over Suspicion of Stealing Mobile, Wallet

According to a report, the woman had burn marks from acid or some other chemicals on her body. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: Man's Burnt Body Tied With Chains Found in School

As of now, the body has been sent for a post-mortem.

“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,” News18 quoted a police officer as saying.

In an earlier incident, the burnt body of a woman tied to a cot was found in western Uttar Pradesh‘s Bijnor district late on Friday night. The identity of the woman was not immediately confirmed as the body was badly burnt. Three empty cartridges were also recovered from the spot indicating that she was shot before being burnt.

The incident came to light at a time when another video of two women being thrashed by a group of men in Kanpur went viral on social media raising questions over the crime against women in Uttar Pradesh.