Placards against rape is pictured beside a memorial at the protestors corner in Jantar Mantar on December 16, 2014 in New Delhi. Photograph: (Getty)
A woman was brutally gang-raped and murdered in north Indian state Haryana's Rohtak. Her mutilated body was found in an empty plot in the city's IMT area on May 9.
A rejected a marriage proposal is reported to be behind the dastardly crime. The accused allegedly visited the victim's home a week after she rejected her marriage proposal with his friends. A heated argument broke out between the two and the woman allegedly slapped the accused.
The accused and his friends then allegedly raped and murdered her to avenge "the insult". On May 9 five to six young men abducted the victim from the gate of a private company, her family told the police. The accused then took her to a deserted spot and gang-raped her.
The deceased woman's mother said the accused was putting pressuring her daughter to marry him for the past one year. Autopsy reports suggest that the victim was mutilated with sharp-edged weapons.
Later, the accused tried to run her over with a vehicle to hide her identity.
"The victim was tortured and her body was mutilated after the gang rape. She was killed after being raped by at least seven people.Her skull was smashed in a way which indicates that she was run over by a vehicle in order to hide her identity," the forensic team has stated in its report.
Employed with a private medicine firm, the victim lived with her mother and brother.
The woman's family had filed a missing complaint based on which the police tracked her parents down who were called to Rohtak to identify her body.
The distraught parents have claimed that the ghastly attack was carried out by their neighbour and have demanded capital punishment for the rapists.
(WION with agency input)