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Unidentified charred body of woman found at Chamundi Hills

Mysuru, March 9:- An unidentified charred body of a woman aged around 35 years was found at Chamundi Hills when the fire-fighters of the forest department were trying to extinguish the fire on Friday.

Hundreds of acres of forest have been burnt down in the wildfire.

When the volunteers and forest department officials were extinguishing the fire, they found the half-burnt body of the woman near a rock and they informed the police immediately.

K R Police visited the spot and sent the body to the mortuary of Mysore Medical College and Research Institute . K R ACP Dharmappa also visited the spot. Police said that the woman may have died 4-5 days ago and the body could not be identified. Police have registered a complaint.

The wildfire has consumed hundreds of acres of bushy forest.

DCF Dr K C Prashant, RFO Govindaraj and more than 30 staff were trying to extinguish the fire. Considering the magnitude of the fire, it was tough for the fire-fighters. Later, more than 100 fire brigade men rushed to the spot with district fire brigade officer Gururaj and succeeded in extinguishing the fire after continuous efforts of 5-6 hours. (MR/KS).

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