Lucknow, Jan 3: It's a fact that women are vulnerable to crime against them. In Uttar Pradesh, a woman could not save herself from a man's lust, even when she left this world. The dead woman's soul was murdered, even when she was dead.
According to a report published in TOI, a 45-year-old woman's body was dug out from Lal Darwaza graveyard and it was allegedly raped. The inhumane and shocking incident was reported from Fatehpur Sikri in Agra district.
After prolonged illness, the woman passed away on Friday, Jan 1 and her dead body was raped on Saturday, Jan 2.
The shameful incident triggered tension in the area following which the Agra-Jaipur highway was blocked by locals to demand the immediate arrest of the rapist.
Following the incident, huge police personnel was deployed to avert any untoward incident.
Dead woman's relatives had come to graveyard to offer flowers at her grave, but they were shattered when they learnt about the unfortunate incident on Saturday. Her grave was desecrated and tombstone was missing.
On the advice of locals and clerics, her corpe was taken out. "Her dead body was sans any clothes and a pair of pants and liquor pouch was found inside her grave", her husband alleged.
Her corpse was sent for tests that confirmed the body was raped. Forensic offiiclas and adog squad also reached the spot.
Police wanted body to be sent for post-mortem, but clerics told them it would not be appropriate to take the body out of the grave. So, it's last rites were performed again and she was re-buried.
A case at Fatehpur Sikri police station was registered under sections 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) and 297 (trespassing on burial places) of the Indian Penal Code and the search for the accused is going on.