Victim resisted rape before being murdered by guard: UP Police

Contrary to initial speculations, the 32-year-old woman who was murdered in Mahanlaganj area wasn`t raped, said the state police on Sunday, informing that the perpetrator has been arrested.

By Hemant Abhishek | Updated: Jul 21, 2014, 01:34 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday arrested a guard of a private security firm in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old woman in Mohanlalganj area of the city, and said that the autopsy findings indicated attempt to rape.

Talking to scribes, Sutapa Sanyal, ADG, informed that the accused—Ram Sewak Yadav—who works as a security guard, has been arrested.

Two policemen have been suspended for dereliction of duty and action would be taken against all those officials found guilty of allegedly circulating pictures of the woman`s nude and blood-stained body on social networking websites, she said.

"This was not a gang-rape, it was a one-man operation. The accused Ramsevak wanted to have physical relations with the victim. He killed her after failing in his attempts."

According to the forensic report, "no sexual intercourse took place," she said, adding that the victim had resisted an attempt to rape after the accused hit her multiple times using his helmet and caused injuries to her private parts.

"During interrogation, Ramsevak revealed that the woman was living near the under-construction apartment and was searching for a flat here, during which she came in contact with him," Sanyal said.

"Ramsevak had called the deceased to the spot of crime on the pretext of showing her a flat," the ADG said.

"He made the call using a SIM card which had been procured using forged papers. It was the call details that helped nab the culprit," she added.

"On July 16 night the accused, impersonating as Rajeev, took the victim to Balsingh Khera on his bike and attempted to rape her," Sanyal said.

She said when the woman resisted his rape attempt, Ramsevak hit her multiple times using his helmet and caused injuries to her private parts. When the woman began bleeding excessively, the accused fled from the spot.

The incident came to light on July 17 when the nude body of the woman was spotted near a primary school in Balsingh Khera village of Mohanlalganj tehsil here by a watchman. He informed the police around 6.30 am.

The area where the body was recovered is in the vicinity of Jabrauli village, where tight security arrangements had been made in view of former United State President Bill Clinton`s visit.

Taking a strong view of the henious rape and murder of the woman, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav yesterday took stock of the investigations and had directed the officials to solve the case at the earliest.

The Chief Minister said that State Government was very serious about getting to the bottom of this "tragic and unfortunate" incident and bringing the culprits to book, an official spokesman said.

Akhilesh has announced financial assistance of Rs ten lakhs besides taking up educational expenditure of the two children of the deceased woman.

The government had asked ADG level officer Sutapa Sanyal to supervise the probe. Police is working on some leads obtained during investigations and is reported to be questioning some people.