Lucknow (Diplomat Times) 6 January, 2021 : Yet another disturbing case of alleged gang rape and murder in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh reminded of the brutal ‘Nirbhaya’ case. The incident happened on Sunday in a village under the jurisdiction of Ughaiti police station where a middle-aged woman went to a temple and never returned.
The incident has been reported from a village in the Ughaiti police station area in Badaun district where a woman from the village went to a temple on Sunday evening but never returned.
Locals of the village have alleged that around 12 am, a car rider and two other men escaped, leaving the woman bleeding. She later died in the night. It was also revealed that earlier, the accused had taken the victim to Chandausi for treatment in their car.
Family members of the victim have alleged that the police station officer of Ughaiti, Ravendra Pratap Singh, did not reach the spot even after the complaint. The body was sent for a post-mortem on Monday afternoon, 18 hours after the incident. The post-mortem was done by a panel of three doctors, including a female doctor.
According to the report of the post mortem conducted on Tuesday, the woman had received fatal injuries in her private parts. The woman’s rib and leg were broken while the lungs were attacked with a heavy object. Severe bleeding was also reported.
The police have registered a case of murder and gang rape and have also formed four teams to catch the accused namely, Mahant Baba Satyanarayan, his aide Vedram and driver Jaspal. However, no arrests have been made yet.
The family of the victim has accused the priest of rape and murder. They have also accused the police of a delay in filing an FIR in the case. The police were informed about the case on Monday morning. The police sent the body for post-mortem. The post-mortem report confirmed raped and found injuries in the woman’s private parts and fracture in her legs.
The police then filed a case of rape and murder and three people have been named. SSP, Badaun, Sankalp Sharma informed that four teams have been formed to nab the accused and assured that the culprits would soon be arrested.