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2 rape victims shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

Two rape victims were shot dead in separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The twin attacks were condemned by Opposition Congress which slammed the SP government for the “increasing lawlessness” in the State.

Police said that an 18-year-old rape victim was shot dead by motorcycle-borne youths in Baijapur village in Dakshintola area in Mau district, two days before she was to appear in a court as witness in her case.

The girl, accompanied by her brother, was going to visit a doctor. She died on the spot, they said.

The girl was raped on June 6, 2011, allegedly by one B.K. Singh, manager of a college, the police said. The case was being heard in the local court. The victim’s family members alleged that she was killed on the directions of the rape accused, they said.

In the second incident, a 23-year-old woman was shot dead allegedly by the man against whom she had lodged a complaint of rape last year in Mahmudpur village in Sitapur, the police said. The accused Pradeep had come out of jail about two months back and was pressuring the woman to withdraw her complaint, the police said.

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