In a horrific incident, the headless body of a man in India was found days after he went missing.

The incident took place in the city of Patna. The police were alerted about the body of the 26-year-old man by the people who live nearby, following which authorities rushed to the scene and found the victim had been beheaded, news outlet Times Now reported.

The victim, who used to live in the city, was identified by his first name Ravikant. His family told the police they suspected two people -- identified as Ramnath and Sunny -- for the murder of Ravikant. According to the family, the two suspects had hatched a conspiracy to murder the victim, Times Now reported.

An investigation has been launched into the case.

Authorities said the latest incident came days after the body of another man was found nearby. The police arrested a fertilizer trader in connection to the death. They said the accused murdered the victim by hitting him with a shovel as the former did not want to return the money he borrowed. It was not clear if the two deaths were related.

Police began questioning those related to the victim, but no arrests were made so far. Details about the relationship between the victim and the suspects have not been revealed. The body of the victim was being sent for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The exact date of the murder would also be revealed after the autopsy report comes out, the Times of India reported.

In another recent incident, a woman's naked and headless body was found in a jungle in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. The police said the body had injury marks, which led them to believe the victim was likely sexually abused before being killed. Villagers alerted police after they found the woman's body in the Ormanjhi area. The body of the woman was sent for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The police also found a few empty bottles of alcohol from the scene.

"Whether she was sexually assaulted or not will be ascertained after post-mortem. Prima facie it seems the body was dumped at the said spot after the murder at some other place," Ranchi Rural Superintendent of Police (SP) Naushad Alam said at the time.

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