The bodies of the widow and her teenaged daughter had been found in an open paddy field here on Saturday, Jan 23, bearing marks of rape before being killed.
The victims have been identified as Chanbi Devi (36) and Menaka (17) alias Abemcha Devi, a student of standard IX, of Phayeng Makha Leikai in Imphal district.
The mother-daughter had been abducted by some miscreants on the night of Jan 12.
The bodies were found lying at a distance by villagers. The clothes of the deceased were found disheveled and body parts of both the victims had also been damaged.
Villagers then informed the police, who upon reaching the spot inspected the decomposed bodies.
Relatives of the victim suspect that the mother and the daughter might have been raped and then murdered.