A day after a 22-year-old youth was booked for rape, his body was found hanging from a tree in Kothi police station area of Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, police said Saturday.
The body of Mukesh Kumar Rawat, a farmer, was recovered Friday afternoon. Police said he committed suicide, though no suicide note was recovered.
“Autopsy report stated that death occurred due to hanging. No injury marks were found,” said station officer Brijesh Singh.
On Thursday, police had lodged an FIR against Rawat on a complaint by 20-year-old married woman.
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