Muzaffarnagar: A 27-year-old Dalit woman was
allegedly gangraped and strangled to death by unidentified persons in Walipur village of the district, triggering protests by locals in the area.
The incident took place yesterday when the victim, Mamta, had gone to collect wood and did not return. Her body wasm later found in a field close to her village, police said Monday.
Following the incident, irate villagers blocked the
Delhi-Pauri Highway and pelted stones on vehicles.
The crowd was soon brought under control and the body was
sent for postmortem, said officials, adding no arrests have
been made so far.