Budaun Gangrape: 2 Arrested, SHO Suspended; NCW Takes Cognizance Of Crime

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A 50-year-old woman was gangraped and killed allegedly by three men, including a priest, on Sunday night in the Ughaiti area of Uttar Pradesh’s Budaun district, according to the police.

Two men have been arrested and a case has been registered against them, police added. The woman worked as an Anganwadi worker and had gone to the temple to offer prayers on the evening of January 3  but never returned. The post-mortem report of the deceased confirmed rape, injury in her private parts, and fracture in her legs.

Budaun district magistrate Prashant Kumar said the National Security Act (NSA) will be invoked against the accused.

Prashant Kumar, District Magistrate, Budaun, said that two people have been arrested in the matter and a team has been constituted to look into the arrest of the other accused person, adding, “We believe that this incident is fit to be presented to the NSA for a probe and we will do that.”

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) took cognisance of the matter and said it will meet the woman’s family.

The family of the victim has accused the priest of rape and murder. According to the son of the deceased woman, the priest of the temple along with two others had come to the woman’s house with her body and left before they could be asked anything.

When asked, the priest said the woman had fallen into a well and on hearing her cries for help, he along with two others went towards the well. He did not have any number of the woman’s relatives and left her at her house.

Earlier, while talking to news agency ANI, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Badaun, Sankalp Sharma said based on the post mortem report and complaint by the relatives, a case has been registered against three people under Sections 376 (rape) and 302 (murder) of IPC.

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