A 19-year-old rape victim was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Dakshin Tola police station area in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau on Sunday. The incident came a day after another rape accused shot dead the 22-year-old woman who had lodged the case against him in the state’s Sitapur district.
The 19-year-old, accompanied by her cousin on a motorcycle, was on her way to visit a doctor when reportedly four assailants on two motorcycles closed in and fired at her. She suffered two bullet injuries and died on the spot. The assailants escaped after allegedly threatening the victim’s cousin.
Later, the victim’s family lodged an FIR against three persons namely Mathura Rajbhar, Ranjeet Singh, Jaivardhan Singh and one unidentified person. No arrest was made till the time of filing this report.
In an FIR registered at the Kopaganj police station in 2011, Mathura Rajbhar was named as an accused in the rape case. He is presently out on bail.
The Circle Officer, City, Ashok Kumar Yadav, said that final arguments were on in the rape case and the court had fixed October 7 as the next date for the hearing.
In Saturday’s incident, the 22-year-old rape victim was shot dead in the Maholi police station area of Sitapur district when she was going somewhere with her husband on a bicycle.