NEW DELHI – Maneka Gandhi, India Minister for Women and Child Development, said police in Uttar Pradesh were trying to identify the body of a young woman who had been gang-raped, strangled and defaced with acid. She said on Monday in New Delhi that the 22-year old’s body was found on Saturday in a village in Bareilly District.
Gandhi said few days back; two cousins aged 14 and 16, were abducted, raped and killed.
The latest incidents sparked outrage in Uttar Pradesh and across the country.
Gandhi said she had been looking into the case of the mutilated woman when the tenage cousins’ rape emerged. “Both cases are heart-rending and we have asked the Uttar Pradesh Government to take action’’, she said.