Woman dies after sex assault bid, communal strife in Kheri | India News


LAKHIMPUR KHERI: Communal tension gripped a village here after a 20-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries sustained in an attack on Monday allegedly by two men during a molestation attempt. She died on Friday at her home, police said.
The woman was allegedly attacked by two Muslim youths with sharp edged weapons. After her death, police added charges of culpable homicide to the original FIR, which was filed after the incident. A police outpost in-charge has also been suspended for not heeding to the family’s complaint, in which it had alleged that the woman was molested.
Police said they came to know about the “distortion” in the FIR after a video of the family members alleging so surfaced on the social media.
Meanwhile, heavy police force has been deployed in the village after the family members and the villagers staged a protest demanding swift justice. Police personnel rushed to the village and pacified the agitating villagers, assuring them of effective action.
Authorities after negotiations persuaded the family to allow the body to be taken for post mortem examination, police said. Further action would be taken after the post mortem report, they added.
Two sisters were raped and their bodies hanged from a tree after their murder in the same district on Wednesday.





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