Muzaffarnagar: A 35-year-old woman and wife of a temple priest, who had gone missing since yesterday, was allegedly raped and murdered at Rajputana Majra village here on Sunday.
The victim was missing since last evening after she left home for some work. She was today found strangulated to death in semi-nude condition on the field falling under Charthawal police station, police said.
All the signs indicate that the woman was first raped and then murdered, police said.
The body has been sent for postmortem, police said, adding investigation is underway.
Meanwhile, angry locals protested and blocked the district's road for some time in connection with the incident, but were later pacified, police said.