Dalit woman labourer raped, murdered in paper mill

Police suspected that she had been raped before being strangulated to death yesterday in the mill at Jansath road, where she worked as a labourer.

PTI| Updated: Jun 18, 2016, 13:30 PM IST

Muzaffarnagar: A 38-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped and murdered at a paper mill here owned by a BSP MLA, police said today.

Police suspected that she had been raped before being strangulated to death yesterday in the mill at Jansath road, where she worked as a labourer.

The body has been sent for post-mortem, they said, adding that investigation is underway.

Police said they were searching for a labour contractor, Khurshid, who has been absconding since the incident.

The mill is owned by a BSP MLA, they said.