The body of the woman, in her 30s, which was yet to be identified, bore stab wounds in her throat and chest.
Police suspected that the killer had raped her, stabbed her to death and threw the body in the river.
Investigation was on and the body was sent for postmortem, the sources said.
Midnapore: The body of a woman, who was suspected to have been raped before being killed, was found in Kangsabati river, near this headquarter town of Midnapore West district on Thursday, the police said.
First Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 22:29