Woman shot dead by rape accused in UP

A 23-year-old woman was today shot dead allegedly by a rape accused against whom she had lodged a complaint last year in Mahmudpur village here, police said.

PTI| Updated: Sep 12, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

Sitapur: A 23-year-old woman was today shot dead allegedly by a rape accused against whom she had lodged a complaint last year in Mahmudpur village here, police said.

The incident took place when the woman was going along with her husband on bicycle and the accused, Pradeep, shot her dead, police said.

Pradeep had come out of the jail about two months back and was pressurising the woman to withdraw the rape case she had lodged against him, they said.

The body has been sent for post-mortem, police said.

Efforts are on to nab the accused, they added.