Woman shot dead, girl raped at gunpoint

Muzaffarnagar: A woman was shot dead by unidentified assailants in her house in kheri villager. Sharmishta, wife of Satish Kumar, was fired at by the attackers who came on a motorcycle on Tuesday, police said today, adding she died on the spot. Police are investigating the case.

In another incident, a girl was allegedly raped at gunpoint by a youth at Umerpur village. The victim had gone to relieve herself when she was dragged by the youth into a sugarcane field, where he raped her, police said. The girl was found unconscious, they said, adding a case has been registered and the victim sent for a medical examination. Meanwhile, a body of a girl was found in Ganga canal at Khatoli. The victim`s throat had been slit, police said.