- Liga Skromane, 33, arrived in Kerala for treatment with her sister in February
- Ms Skromane, who is Latvian but was living in Ireland, went missing weeks later
- Her decomposing body was found hanging upside down in a forest on April 23
- On Thursday, police revealed she was drugged, sexually assaulted then killed
A woman who travelled to India to treat her depression was drugged, raped and beheaded before her body was found hung upside down in a forest.
Liga Skromane, 33, who is Latvian but was living in Dublin, Ireland, for the past five years with her partner, arrived in Kerala with her sister in February.
She was hoping to be treated at one of the ayurvedic centres the area is famous for, according to NDTV.
Her decomposing body was found near a mangrove forest in Thiruvallam on April 21.
Police revealed on Thursday – the same day her funeral was held in Thiruvananthapuram – that she was lured by two men, who drugged and raped her before killing her.
Two suspects are in custody.
They are drug peddlers and one is a repeat offender with a history of sexually abusing men and women in the area where Ms Skromane’s body was found, sources told NDTV.
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