Rourkela: A 30-year-old woman was found dead near Darjing Amarudi Bridge on the National Highway 143 in Sundargarh district on Wednesday.
The identity of the deceased woman is yet to be ascertained.
The matter came to light after the locals spotted the body of the woman, lying in a pool of blood, and informed the police.
Though it is suspected that the woman might have been killed in an accident, it is also alleged to be a planned murder. The police have seized the body for post-mortem and launched a probe.
The actual cause behind the death of the woman can be ascertained after the post-mortem report arrives, said the police.