Patna, Dec. 5 -- Buxar (Bihar), Dec 3 : The burnt body of a young woman, allegedly shot dead after being raped, was recovered on Tuesday in Bihar Buxar's district, police said.

The body was spotted near Kukuda village by the local residents following which the entire area was in a state of shock.

Police suspect that the woman was first shot dead, and then an attempt was made to burn the body to conceal her identity and destroy the evidence. Police have also recovered a cartridge from the spot.

Some sources claimed that the woman was raped before being killed.

The incident bears similarity with the gang-rape and murder of a 25-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad last week whose body was burnt by the perpetrators after committing the c...