Woman who accused Samajwadi Party MLA Arun Verma of rape found dead
Police said that the injury mark around her neck suggested that she was strangled to death.
The woman, who had accused Samajwadi Party MLA Arun Verma of raping her along with some other youth in 2013, was found murdered near her house in Sultanpur.
The body of the 22-year-old woman, who was missing since Saturday, was found yesterday near a primary school in Jaisinghpur, the Police said on Monday.
Police added that the injury mark around her neck suggested that she was strangled to death. The body has been sent for postmortem to ascertain the cause of death and an FIR has been also registered in this regard.
The woman had alleged that the local MLA, who is also the SP’s Sultanpur candidate for the February 27 polls, and some others had gang raped her in September 2013.
At one stage, the woman had withdrawn her allegation and some local youths were charge sheeted in the police investigation. The trial in the case is still continuing.