A 48-year-old woman who had gone to graze goats in a jute field near her house was allegedly raped and killed in Rajshahi's Puthia upazila.
The deceased was identified as Atika Khatun, 48, wife of late Atahar Ali of the upazila's Karigarpara area.
Suhrawardy Hossain, officer-in-charge of Puthia Police Station, said Atika had gone to graze goats in the field on Tuesday afternoon but she didn't return till late evening.
Later, her family members found her body in the jute field behind a community clinic. The cops were soon informed and a team from the local police station arrived there and took the body into its custody.
The OC said the woman's left wrist was slit and there were several injury marks on her body too. "It seemed she was raped and killed," he added.