Woman gang raped, killed

New Delhi: A 30-year-old woman, who was reported to be missing since Friday morning, was gang raped by her friend and his associates who later killed her and dumped her body in a Delhi Development Authority nursery early Saturday, police said.

The body was spotted by the security guard behind some bushes in the nursery around 8.20 a.m. in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area. The body was in a semi-naked condition with the hands and legs tied with ropes.

“The victim was gang raped before being murdered. It seems that the accused had also sodomised her and inserted wooden sticks inside her private parts before strangulating her to death,” a police official investigating the incident told IANS.

He added that the victim was a resident of Fatehpur Beri in South Delhi and had left her home around 9.30 a.m Friday. “When she didn’t return home till late night her husband approached us and filed a missing complaint.”

The woman, the sole earner in her family, survived on the meagre income earned from tailoring.

Police said that they have got some clues about her friend and his two associates who are absconding.

Police refused to reveal the names of the accused.

“The reason behind the brutal act is yet to be ascertained,” said the official.