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Uttar Pradesh government orders CBI probe in Lucknow rape case

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 12:06pm IST | Agency: ANI

The Uttar Pradesh Government has ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the alleged murder and gang rape of a 32-year-old woman in Lucknow

The 32-year-old woman was murdered and her body was found naked with injury marks on head, face and private parts in a primary school in Balsinghkheda village of Lucknow District. The order comes after the family of the victims expressed their dissatisfaction over government's insensitive approach. They challenged the report of the police stated that the victim was killed single-handedly by only one person and demanded justice for the woman.

Earlier, it was speculated the woman was gang-raped before the murder, due to multiple injuries and stab wounds found on her private parts, but police on Sunday claimed there was only one accused involved in the crime and his attempt to rape before killing had failed.

Ram Sewak, a security guard, with a private company, has been detained as the accused in the case. Police said Sewak wanted to approach the woman but could not do so fearing his low social status, so he concealed his identity and convinced the victim to meet her at night. The victim was beaten brutally after she resisted rape attempt, and later died of hemorrhage due to excessive bleeding.

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