Four labourers held for raping, killing aunt in Jalandhar
The accused forcibly dragged the victim into an abandoned room in the nearby fields and raped her. They then hit her with bricks and stones before slitting her throat.punjab Updated: Sep 21, 2017 16:26 IST
The 50-year-old migrant woman, who was found murdered on Sunday in Helran village, was raped before being killed, claimed the rural police on Wednesday after arresting four distant relatives of the victim.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said three of the four accused, who were nephews of the victim, were also invited to the function organised at the victim’s home on September 16, the day she went missing. Victim’s son said, “Me and my mother spotted the uninvited accused and after an argument over his presence, all four of them left the venue.”
Bhullar said to avenge the humiliation, the accused even tried to steal a cow owned by the victim’s family. “But the victim caught them red-handed following which, the accused forcibly dragged her into an abandoned room in the nearby fields and raped her. They even hit her with bricks and stones before slitting her throat,” he said.
The SSP said that his team also recovered the Aadhaar card of one of the accused from the spot. “He was immediately taken into the custody and on interrogation, he confessed to his crime. The other accused were later arrested from Mand Chowk,” he added.
Bhullar said that there was also an on-going land dispute between the victim and accused’s families in Bihar. “The accused used to work as labourers. The postmortem report revealed that head injury was the cause of her death,” he said.
The SSP said that charges of rape and other relevant sections will now be added in the murder case against the accused who were produced before a local court on Wednesday and sent to police remand till September 25.
First Published: Sep 21, 2017 16:25 IST