Muzaffarnagar: A 35-year-old wife of a temple priest, who had gone missing yesterday, was allegedly raped and murdered at Rajputana Majra village here.
The victim was missing since last evening after she left home for some work. She was today found strangulated and in a semi-nude condition in 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.