Woman found dead in Bengal, family alleges rape
The half-naked body of a married woman bearing a deep wound in the neck was found in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said Sunday. Her family alleged she was raped before being murdered.
"The half-naked dead body of the woman was discovered late Saturday night. We have registered a case of murder and sent the body for postmortem. Five people have been detained for questioning," said a police official.
The victim's husband claimed that she was raped and also alleged that police refused to lodge a rape complaint.
The official clarified that a case of rape would be registered only if the offence was confirmed in the postmortem examination report.
(Posted on 03-11-2013)