The body of a 22-year-old medical student was found in Patratu dam in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district with her hands and legs tied, police said on Wednesday.
The body of the woman, a student of Hazaribagh Medical College, was spotted by locals who informed the police, they said.
She hailed from the Godda district, police said.
An SIT has been constituted with officers from Ramgarh and Hazaribagh police to investigate the crime, said police.
Police suspect that the woman went to Patratu Lake Resort along the dam with her friends as it is a popular picnic destination. She was thrown into the dam with her legs and hands tied with ropes.
A bag was also found near the spot, police said.
The college authorities said she was seen on the campus till Monday morning and left for Ranchi around 9 am that day.