In a sensational incident, a 19-year-old BSc student was allegedly raped inside her house and then murdered and her body was hanged by the rapist before fleeing the spot in Mainpuri.
The incident took place in Bhogain area of Mainpuri. A heavy police force was deployed in the village and the body was sent for autopsy. The student was strangled to death after being raped.
As soon as the information about the incident was received, the superintendent of police reached the spot with a heavy police force. A dog squad and forensic experts were also called. The accused escaped from the village after the incident.
According to information, the 19-year-old undergraduate student, a native of Sheesham village of Mainpuri, was alone in the house at the time of the incident. Her father had gone to the city and her mother to Agra for work, while her younger 13-year-old sister had gone to attend coaching classes.
Taking advantage of the situation, the accused, Pushpendra Lodhi of the same village, entered the house. He took the girl hostage and allegedly raped her. As per information, when the girl threatened to complain, Pushpendra strangled her to death. After the murder, he hanged her body on the noose and escaped after closing the door of the house from outside.
When the younger sister reached home, she saw the victim hanging her sister with a scarf in an “objectionable” condition and informed the people about the incident. She also claimed to have seen the accused fleeing from the house.
The people of the village gathered at the house of the deceased. On receiving the information, SP Kamlesh Dixit reached the spot with a heavy police force. Senior police officials said that several teams were on the lookout for the accused and he would be nabbed soon.
Earlier on September 15, two teenage Dalit sisters were found hanging from a tree in Lakhimpur Kheri after being allegedly raped and murdered. The police had arrested six people in connection with the case. The girls were lured to the farm and raped by Sohail and Junaid. After the girls asked the accused to marry them, Sohail, Hafizul, and Junaid killed them. They then called Karimuddin and Arif and hanged the girls from a tree to make it look a suicide case.