A priest and two disciples were charged with gang-raping and assassinating a 50-year-old woman.
The three men have been charged in connection to the devastating consequences in India, Uttar Pradesh.
The woman’s body, according to photos and videos, was laid out in a cot in her village.
A blood-soaked yellow sheet covered her body, and her leg and foot appeared to be broken in the videos.
“The son of the woman spoke about the devastating incident, he said to local media: “They brought her in a car on their own. When they left her here, she was dead. The occultist and others dropped her at the door and left quickly.
“On Sunday, she had left home at about 5 pm and the men took her back around 11:30 pm.”
NDTV notes that the female sustained injuries to her private parts, according to an autopsy report.
“The post mortem reports show minor injuries to private parts, there are tears and she has a fracture on one of her legs. There was excessive bleeding and the bleeding led to shock and that led to the patient’s death. Prima facie we found evidence of rape,” said Dr. Yashpal Singh, Chief Medical Officer, Budaun.
In addition to the arrests, Sankalp Sharma, Budaun police chief, said disciplinary action is also being taken for negligence against local police officers.
“The preliminary inquiry has found that the existing police station in-charge was incompetent in handling the case. I have ordered his dismissal,” said Mr. Sharma.
However, he says that the woman fell into a well near a place of worship in a video of the priest and that he and others attempted to save her.
He claimed: “I brought two men to rescue her. We took her out of the well. She was alive. When we dropped her home, she was alive.”
“We have taken cognizance of the matter. One NCW member is going to the spot to investigate the matter to visit the family and the police and take an exact stock of the situation,”We have taken cognizance of the matter. According to ANI news agency, one NCW member is going to the spot to investigate the situation to meet the family and the police and take actual stock of the situation,