A middle-aged woman was found hanging from a tree in a forest area of Thane district with police suspecting it to be a case of murder.
Police yesterday received information from a local that the body of the woman, around 45 years of age, was hanging from a tree in Manicha forest, assistant police inspector S T Patil said today.
Police recovered the unidentified body from the spot and sent it for post-mortem.
A case has been registered under section 302 (murder) of IPC against the unknown killers.
A search is on to identify the culprits and nab them to ascertain the motive behind the killing, he added.