A teenage rape survivor was chased and hacked to death in broad daylight in Uttar Pradesh’s Kaushambi district on Tuesday. The attackers, two brothers were released on bail only recently.
According to police, the victim, a 20-year-old woman was hacked to death by Ashok Nishad and Pawan Nishad in broad daylight allegedly after the victim refused to withdraw rape charges against the latter. UP police said Pawan had raped the victim almost three years ago, when she was minor, and Pawan, his associates have been pressuring her to withdraw the charges. However, the victim did not budge and this irked Pawan.
Ashok, facing murder charges in another case was released on bail only two days ago. Pawan, who was also out of jail, plotted a plan to force the victim and family to drop the charges. On Tuesday, while the victim was returning home after grazing cattle, the siblings attacked her and hacked her to death.
Brijesh Srivastava, Kaushumbi Superintendent of Police said, “In Dherha village of Mahewaghat police station, there was a dispute between two parties of the same community due to old rivalry and litigation, in which people of one party attacked and killed a 20-year-old girl of the other party with a sharp weapon.” According to police, the accused are at large and the victim's body has been sent for autopsy.