The British High Commission in Delhi says it is investigating reports that a British woman has been found dead in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Police said the woman had allegedly been stabbed to death on a houseboat in the summer capital, Srinagar.
A Dutch man, who was also apparently staying in the houseboat, has been arrested, police added.
The commission says it is in touch with local authorities and is trying to get more information.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it is looking into the reports.
"We are aware of reports of an incident involving a British national in Srinagar, Kashmir, and are looking into it," a spokesman said.
Indian media have reported that the woman was in her twenties.