A 22-year-old girl, missing since Friday night while returning from a call centre where she worked, was found stripped and dead near her house in the Noida Sector 63 area on Saturday. The victim’s mother alleged that her daughter had been raped and the rapists had killed her to destroy evidence.
The police said whether or not the girl had been raped could only be established after post-mortem.
The girl’s mother said that she had left home 8.30 a.m. on Friday to work at a call centre in Sector 65, where she had the 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. shift.
The victim, a resident of Chotpur colony here, left the office around 9 p.m. for home with four other female colleagues, the police said.
Outside Chotpur colony, her colleagues went their separate ways and she proceeded towards her house but never reached there.
When her daughter did not return till 10 p.m., a search was conducted. Policemen said the woman may have “eloped with a boyfriend”, and refused to take the matter seriously.
The victim’s mother was told by her daughter’s fellow-workers that she had left office premises at 9 p.m. on Friday.
At 8.30 a.m. Saturday, the mother received a call informing that her daughter lay dead on the roadside in Sector 63, her body stripped of clothing.
The mother alleged that her daughter had been stripped by men who raped her.
“An autopsy is being conducted by a panel of three doctors. Appropriate legal action would be initiated after the outcome of the post-mortem report is made known,” said SSP Noida Praveen Kumar. – IANS & PTI