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Partially burnt body of woman found near Rajghat; gang-rape suspected

The Hush Post: A woman’s partially naked body was found near Rajghat. The police suspect that she may have been gang-raped and murdered. The police recovered shirt buttons, a piece of cloth, liquor bottles and other clues from the spot. The police have detained a few rickshaw-pullers and drug addicts from the area for questioning.

The woman was brutally murdered, strangled, and her face was probably crushed with a stone. Her body was bruised either as a result of dragging or her struggle with her attackers. Since her face was crushed, the identification of the deceased has become tough for the cops.

She was about five feet tall with a wheatish complexion. She was wearing a soiled salwar suit, which was torn in the breast area, The Times of India reported on Wednesday.

The post-mortem report will establish the cause and time of the murder. The body has been kept in Lok Narayan Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital. If nobody identifies and comes out to claim the body within 72 hours, the post-mortem will be carried out, the report said.

According to the report, the woman was seen entering the park with some youths. Then she stayed at footpath near Rajghat. The youths, it appears, consumed liquor and then raped her. The accused made all the efforts to kill her. The pieces of clothes and buttons recovered from the spot have been sent for forensic analysis.

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