The Delhi woman’s brother, who reached Uttarakashi district late on Friday night, identified his sister’s body on Saturday morning. The police had found the woman’s decomposed body in the middle of river Yamuna along the Yamunotri highway near Damta in Uttarkashi district on Thursday.
The woman and her boy friend were allegedly killed by a taxi driver and his three accomplices near Tiger Falls in Chakarata hill area on October 23. As per the police claim, one of the four accused also confessed before the police that the woman was raped by him before she was killed.
“Her brother visited the mortuary today morning. He confirmed the body as that of his sister. We have completed the legal formalities. After autopsy, the body will be cremated in Uttarkashi in the afternoon,” Uttarakashi SP J R Joshi told the IE on phone. He added DNA test would be also done in the case.
Police have already arrested all the four accused persons- the taxi driver Raju, his accomplices Guddu, Kundan and Bablu and sent them to jail. According to police investigation, the couples were strangulated to death by the accused persons while on their way from Tiger Falls to Chakarata on October 23.