An 18-year-old rape victim was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, two days before she had to appear in a court as witness in the case, police said.
The incident occurred at Baijapur village in Dakshintola area when the girl along with her brother was going to visit a doctor. She died of bullet injuries on the spot.
The girl was allegedly raped on June 6, 2011 by one BK Singh, a college official, police said, adding the case was going on in the local court, where she had to appear as witness after two days.
The victim's family members have alleged that she was killed upon the directions of the rape accused.
Police are looking into the case and the guilty will not be spared, additional superintendent of police Sunil Kumar Singh said.