A video of the accused priest had emerged on Monday, in which he claimed the woman fell into a well near the place of worship and that he and others rescued her.

Uttar Pradesh: 50-Year-Old Woman Gangraped, Killed; “Shock By Excessive Bleeding” Shows Autopsy

New Delhi: A 50-year-old woman was gang-raped and murdered allegedly by three men including a priest and his two disciples on Sunday night in western UP’s Badaun distrcit.As per the police, two men have been arrested and a case has been registered against them.

On Monday morning images from the woman’s village home shows her body laid out on a cot, surrounded by a family member and other villagers. A yellow sheet covering her lower body appears to be soaked in blood and one of her legs appeared to broken and bent at the foot.

“They brought her on their own in a vehicle. She was dead when they left her here. The priest and others dropped her at the door and left quickly,” the woman’s son said in an interview to the local media on Monday afternoon, adding, that that the woman used to go to the place of worship regularly.

“On Sunday, she had left home around 5 pm and the men brought her back around 11:30 pm,” her son is heard saying in the interview.

Autopsy reports revealed injuries to the woman’s private parts.”The post mortem reports show minor injuries to private parts, there are tears and she has a fracture on one of her legs. There was excessive bleeding and the bleeding led to shock and that led to the patient’s death. Prima facie we found evidence of rape,” Dr. Yashpal Singh, Chief Medical Officer, Budaun, said.

A tweet by the UP’s Budaun police said a case of gangrape and murder has been filed and two arrests have been made. Budan police chief Sankalp Sharma also confirmed two arrests. Also, he added that disciplinary action was being taken against local policemen for the negligence.

“The preliminary inquiry has found that the local police station in-charge was negligent in handling the case. I have ordered his suspension,” Mr. Sharma said.

On Monday a video of the accused priest had emerged in which he claimed the women fell into a well near the place of worship and that he and others rescued her.

“I brought two men to rescue her. We took her out of the well. She was alive. When we dropped her home, she was alive,” he claimed in the video. It is not clear who and where the video was filmed.

Tomorrow it will be us’

According to police, the woman was a frequent visitor at the temple in question. On the evening of the crime, the woman had gone there to offer puja and didn’t return for a long time, her family said. 

She was finally brought back to her house — severely injured — in a car by the three men late at night.

“The priest and the other two… said she fell into a well. She was alive then but soon succumbed to her injuries,” said the woman’s son-in-law. “When brought in, she was bleeding from her private parts. She was soaked in blood. Before we could react, the three drove away in the car.”

The son-in-law said “her legs were broken and, from her condition, we could sense that there has been gang rape but police delayed action in the matter”. “The main accused has still not been caught,” he added. 

The woman’s eldest son said they knew that the priest and his two aides were responsible for her condition as they got her home instead of taking her to hospital.