Guwahati: In a major development, the post mortem report of the beheaded body of the unidentified woman whose body was recovered near Jai Durga Temple on June 19, 2019, located near viewpoint at the Nilachal Hills ahead of Ambubachi Mela 2019 reveals that the woman died because of shock and haemorrhage, as a result of injuries sustained.
It also states that the injuries were ante-mortem which also highlights the fact that she died due to beheading.
As per the post mortem report, the approximate time of the death of the unidentified woman is suspected to be within 36-72 hours.
Meanwhile, viscera of the unidentified woman had been sent to the Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS) for chemical examination.
It may also be mentioned that during the medical examinations, cash Rs 1600 was also recovered from her clothes.
The PM report after the recovery of the body also states that it was partly decomposed with its abdomen swollen. Furthermore, Tattoo of six crosses was seen over her chest.
During investigations, police earlier recovered items used in performing puja near the body of the woman.
City Police immediately reached the spot and started an investigation into the case. However, the police are yet to ascertain the identity of the woman.
It is to be noted that Prominent Assamese writer and intellect Lakshminath Bezbaroa wrote in one of his books (Mahapurush Sri Sankardev Aru Madhabdev) that, during the reestablishment of the temple by Naranarayan 140 men were sacrificed in front of the Goddess. There was a class of people called Bhogi who were convinced to sacrifice their life for Goddess. These people were allowed to have intercourse with women just before their holy sacrifice. Kalika Purana, the book that was written in the contemporary era and glorifies Devi Kamakhya has mentioned about the rituals of Nara Bali (human sacrifice) in the 64th chapter. Some shlokas even tell about how the head should be put on the deathbed before chopping and what the consequences are if the chopped head gives a smiling posture.