Three bodies, including those of two women, were found at separate places in and around the steel city on Thursday morning.
While bodies of the two unidentified women were recovered from Sonua and Chandil in West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts, respectively, police found a 35-year-old man’s body in Bistupur. All have been sent to MGM medical college in Dimna for post-mortem.
Azadnagar resident Sheikh Sultan was found dead along Bistupur Main Road near Diagonal Road.
Bistupur OC Ranjit Kumar said they were not sure whether the deceased had met with a road mishap or had been murdered. “There were no prominent injury marks on the body, but it is possible that internal injuries caused his death,” said Kumar.
Sultan’s relative Sheikh Pervez said he was a contract worker and was missing since Wednesday evening. “We had been looking for him. When we came to know that a body had been recovered near Diagonal Road, we rushed to the mortuary and identified Sultan,” he said.
In another incident, the decomposed body of a 30-year-old woman was found in a bush at Kanderbera village along Subernarekha River in Chandil police station area, 16km from Jamshedpur.
Chandil OC Arvind Kumar Singh said the woman, dressed in a yellow salwar-kameez, seemed to be from an affluent background and might have been murdered.
“Her throat was slit and mouth gagged with a piece of cloth. She was perhaps killed elsewhere and her body dumped in Kanderbera, also a picnic spot,” he said.
In the third case, the body of a 25-year-old woman was recovered from a jungle at Sonua block, 90km away from the city. The woman’s neck was slit and her limbs were tied, also hinting at murder.
Sub-inspector S.K. Sharma said identity of the victim could not be ascertained.