The charred body of a tribal woman was found in her house at Ellummannom, near Mananthavady, in the district on Thursday morning. The Mananthavady police identified the deceased as Santha, 45, of Veetichal Nalu Cent Colony, near Ellummannom in Edavaka grama panchayat.

Santha lived alone in her house after being deserted by her husband her a few years ago.

The police have registered a case of unnatural death.Santha is survived by a daughter. — Staff Reporter