Another woman found hanging from tree in UP, gangrape suspected
BAHRAICH: In a chilling reminder to the horrific Badaun
incident, body of a 45-year-old woman, belonging to a backward caste, was found
hanging from a tree here on Wednesday after she was allegedly abducted and
The semi-nude body of the victim was found hanging with a saree
from a tree in Ranipur area, Additional Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar
Singh said. The woman, belonging to a backward caste, went missing on Tuesday
night, he said.
A resident of Loniyanpur village in Ranipur, the woman was
allegedly abducted from Bahraich, gang-raped and later hanged, Singh said.
The victim was heading to Lucknow for treatment when her son
informed her on mobile that she had become a grandmother and asked her to
return immediately, the ASP said. On reaching Bahraich, the woman called up her
son to pick her up and when he reached there, he found his mother missing, the
Her mobile, which was found switched off, and footwear were
found near the tree from where she was found hanging, he said. In a complaint
to police, the family named five persons who they alleged had committed the
crime, the ASP said.
An FIR had been registered against Vijay, Raju, Onkar, Ramswarup
and Naeem under section IPC 302 (murder), section 201 (causing disappearance of
evidence) and section 376 (rape), Singh said.
All the accused were absconding, he said adding “rape cannot be
ruled out. We are waiting for the post-mortem report”. Locals alleged the woman
had enmity with some persons involved in the liquor trade. She had made a
complaint against them earlier also, they said.
Nearly two weeks ago, in Badaun district, two teenage cousins,
aged 14 and 15, were found hanging from a tree after they were allegedly
gang-raped and murdered, sparking country-wide outrage.