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Woman’s body found in Greater Noida’s Jewar, autopsy says murder and rape bid

Police have registered a case of murder after the body of a 38-year-old married woman was found on March 8 with injuries on the upper part of the body in a farm in the Jewar area of Greater Noida.

noida Updated: Mar 12, 2019 03:30 IST
HT Correspondent
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Greater Noida
The autopsy report has confirmed murder and there was an attempt to rape her as well. The body was found on March 8 in the farm in Chora village of Jewar and the woman’s husband runs a flour mill in the area.
The autopsy report has confirmed murder and there was an attempt to rape her as well. The body was found on March 8 in the farm in Chora village of Jewar and the woman’s husband runs a flour mill in the area.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
         

Police have registered a case of murder after the body of a 38-year-old married woman was found on March 8 with injuries on the upper part of the body in a farm in the Jewar area of Greater Noida.

The autopsy report has confirmed murder and there was an attempt to rape her as well. The body was found on March 8 in the farm in Chora village of Jewar and the woman’s husband runs a flour mill in the area.

According to family members, she had left her house on the morning of March 8 to run some errands in the village, but failed to return home.

“When we couldn’t find her till evening, we reported the matter to the police. Later, in the evening, her body was found in the fields but remained unidentified. The next day, I was called in for identification. That’s when we realised that it was my wife’s body that was found,” the woman’s husband said.

He said police had initially suspected that she was attacked and killed by some animal. But, when the autopsy report came in, it confirmed murder. The family said they could not think of anyone who would want to harm the woman.

The family filed a complaint at the Jewar police station and a case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code was registered against unidentified assailants.

“The autopsy report showed that she had injury marks on her neck, upper body and near her private parts which suggests a rape attempt before the murder. The murder weapon seems to be a sharp object,” SS Bhati, station house officer of the Jewar police station, said.

He said the family has not named anyone in the complaint. “However, we are questioning the villagers and the suspects will be nabbed soon,” the police officer said.

First Published: Mar 12, 2019 03:30 IST

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