Dalit woman gangraped, murdered

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 5: A 27-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gangraped and strangled to death by unidentified persons in Walipur village of the district, triggering protests by locals in the area.

The incident took place yesterday when the victim, Mamta, had gone to collect wood and did not return. Her body was later found in a field close to her village, police said today.

Following the incident, irate villagers blocked the Delhi-Pauri Highway and pelted stones on vehicles. The crowd was soon brought under control and the body was sent for postmortem, said officials, adding no arrests have been made so far.


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