Teen rape victim killed 2 days before she was to testify

MERAuprapeA rape victim age 18, who was to appear in a court in just 2 days to testify against two young bike-borne youths in Baijapur village, Uttar Pradesh was shot dead as she and her brother were on their way to a doctor. The girl died of her bullet injuries on the spot.

Police say the girl was raped in June 2011 by one B K Singh, manager of a college and the case was ongoing in the local court where she was to appear as a witness.

The victim’s family allege that she was killed on the directions of the rape accused.

Police are investigating the case and say the guilty will not be spared.