A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 42-year-old mother-of-two after killing her in Udalguri district in India.
Newsbreak.ng reports that after two weeks of her killing, her body was exhumed for a post-mortem on September 6.
The accused reportedly surrendered at Udalguri Sadar police station in Assam state, Northeastern India yesterday (Friday) and was subsequently charged with rape and murder.
The incident happened on August 25 when the woman went for a bath in a nearby stream.
A local court sent him to 14-day judicial custody on Saturday.
A villager told the media that the husband of the woman was initially not convinced that someone from the village was responsible for the brutal crime.
“We got information that when the woman was having a bath, the accused went from behind and hacked her to death. Later, he raped her. But initially, the picture was hazy and that’s why her husband was not ready for a serious legal battle since the villagers could not identify any accused,” he explained.
Following a probe demand from the family members of the victim, and for the sake of investigation by the police, the woman’s body was dug out from the burial site.
NOTE: The victim’s identity has been concealed to protect her privacy according to India’s Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault.