A 50-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped and murdered by three men, including a temple priest, in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun on Sunday night. According to police, the woman had sustained injuries to her private parts. Two accused have been arrested, while the priest is absconding.
As per the police, the incident took place allegedly in a temple premises situated in a village in Badaun. The woman had been visiting the temple for the past several years and lived in the vicinity. The priest, who used to carry out small rituals, also lived in the same area and was known to the locals.
The three men dropped the woman at her house on Sunday and she was found bleeding, the family alleged. She died while during treatment at a district hospital.
“We received information on Tuesday after a family alleged that a woman had been gangraped by three men which later led to her death. The postmortem report confirmed bleeding in private parts and death due to antemortem injuries. Two people have been arrested while the main accused will be held soon,” said Raghvendra Singh, SP RA Badaun.
An FIR has been filed under sections 376 D (gang rape) and 302 (murder) against the three accused in the concerned police station.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Congress unit launched an attack on the Yogi Adityanath government and compared the brutality in the alleged crime to the December 16 gangrape. “Adityanath’s mission, which began to hide Hathras’ failure has failed. The CM has launched the ‘Mission Shakti program’ and betrayed the women of the state. He must apologise,” the party tweeted.
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