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Widow raped, killed by father-in-law in Madhya Pradesh village

BHOPAL: A woman was allegedly raped and killed by her father-in-law at a village in Tikamgarh distict of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Tuesday.

The accused, identified as Jogeshwar Lodhi, raped his widowed daughter-in-law (22) last evening in Garoli village under Jatara police station limits of the district, when she was in the house along with her one-year-old daughter, Jatara Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) NK Parihar told reporters.

When the victim threatened to report the matter to police, the accused killed her by hitting on her head with a stone, he said. The victim’s husband had allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance about three months back, he said.

The woman along with her daughter had been living with her father-in-law since then, Parihar said. After the offence, the accused fled from the village. However, he surrendered before police on Tuesday and admitted that he committed the crime, Parihar said. Police have registered a case in this regard.