A 30-year-old woman, Sonali Murmu was found dead, with her hands chopped off and head covered in blood near the entrance of a college in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district.
A severed hand was lying near the body.
The police is investigating the matter and trying to ascertain whether she was being stalked before her murder.
NDTV reported that no suspect has been found as yet.
The victim, who has a daughter, was married for four years.
Reportedly, a witness in the case, who claimed to have heard the victim's cry for help, said she saw someone on a motorcycle leaving the area where the body was found.