Thane: A middle-aged woman was found hanging from a tree in a forest area of the district with police suspecting it to be a case of murder.

Police yesterday received information from a local that the body of the woman, around 45 years of age, was hanging from a tree in Manicha forest in Thane district, assistant police inspector S T Patil said today.

Police recovered the unidentified body from the spot and sent it for postmortem.

A case has been registered under section 302 (murder) of IPC against the unknown killers.

A search is on to identify the culprits and nab them to ascertain the motive behind the killing, he added.

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