A nurse who went missing from her sister’s house in Dilsukhnagar last Sunday, was found murdered in a field at Kanapura village under Talakondapally police station limits of Mahbubnagar on Saturday.

A farmer noticed the body of the 21-year-old woman, whose face was burnt. With the help of other farmers, he informed the police, who rushed to the spot and identified the body to be that of Manjula, the missing nurse. The family of the victim have also identified the body, Sub-Inspector Prakash Yadav said. Police said someone known to the victim could have killed her, abandoned the body in the field and later burnt her face to conceal her identity.

The face of the 21-year-old was burnt