In a new twist to the alleged rape and murder case of a 20-year-old tribal woman whose bare body was found in a cashew forest at Borigumma on Jaunuary 2, Koraput police on Saturday revealed that the woman was electrocuted to death by the live electric wire set up by her relatives to kill wild boars.
As many as four persons including the brother of the deceased have been arrested in this connection for allegedly cooking up a fake story of rape and murder of the woman by her lover and lodging an FIR in this regard at Borigumma police station.
“The woman had gone to the forest for some work. Accidentally she came in contact with the live electric wire set up by some of her relatives to trap and kill wild boars and was subsequently electrocuted to death,” said Koraput SP Varun Guntupalli at a press conference.
“Relatives of the woman saw her body in the forest around 4am in the morning and shifted it from the initial crime spot before hiding it under a bush. They also stripped the cloth from her body to divert the investigation of the case,” said Guntupalli.
“While four of the accused have been arrested so far, the other four among them are absconding,” he added.
Further investigation into the case is underway.
(Edited by Suryakant Jena)