In 2013, Samajwadi Party MLA Arun Verma along with seven other people was accused of raping a 22-year-old woman. The police on Monday said that the woman was found murdered near her house in Sultanpur on Saturday night and the body was found near a primary school in Jaisinghpur on Sunday.
According to police officials, 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. Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered regarding the same.
Police said 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.
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 gangraped 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At one stage, the woman had withdrawn her allegation and some local youths were charge sheeted in the police investigation.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.
Police is probing the matter and going through call records of the woman.
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