Days after a 50-year-old lady was gang-raped and murdered in Budaun district of Uttar Pradesh, police have arrested a neighborhood temple priest, the principle accused within the case. He was arrested from a close-by village within the district on Thursday.
The priest has been recognized as Satyanand. Police mentioned that he was hinding in the home of one in every of his followers. District Justice of the Peace Kumar Prashant confirmed that Satyanand was taken into custody by cops from the home of one in every of his followers.
The 50-year-old anganwadi employee was gang-raped and murdered allegedly by the priest and his two accomplices in Budaun. Whereas the priest was on the run, his two accomplices had been arrested on Tuesday night time.
Police mentioned that the autopsy report confirmed rape, including that the lady’s leg and a rib bone too had been discovered fractured and there have been accidents in her non-public elements.
Prashant Kumar, ADG legislation and order, mentioned that inspector incharge has been suspended for not taking well timed motion. He mentioned that the STF will be a part of the case as per the federal government’s order.
The incident, which triggered an uproar in political circles, came about on Sunday and the matter got here to mild that night time when the priest and his accomplices took the physique to the sufferer’s house, saying it was present in a dry effectively within the temple premises.
In the meantime, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered ‘strongest potential motion’ within the case.
The Nationwide Fee for Ladies too took be aware of the incident and determined to ship a crew of its members to probe the incident.