A horrific case of alleged gang rape and brutality similar to the ‘Nirbhaya’ case of Delhi was reported from the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh where a middle-aged woman was gang-raped and then killed.

The incident has been reported from a village in the Ughaiti police station area in Badaun district where a 50-year-old woman, who worked as an Anganwadi worker, from the village went to a temple on Sunday evening but never returned.

According to a News18 report, locals said that around 12 am, a car drove in and left the woman bleeding. The driver and two other men escaped. Later that night, the woman died. It was also found out that the accused had taken the victim to Chandausi for treatment.

A panel of three doctors, including a woman doctor, performed the post-mortem. As per the report, the woman had serious wounds in her private part and there was severe blood loss. The woman's rib and leg were broken while the lungs were attacked with a heavy object. The report suggests she was hit by something heavy.

Initially, family members of the victim have alleged that the police station officer of Ughaiti, Ravendra Pratap Singh, did not reach the spot even after the complaint. The body was sent for a post-mortem on Monday afternoon, 18 hours after the incident.

The Ughaiti police have registered a case of gang rape and murder against Dharmasthala priest Satyanarayan Das, his aide and Mewali resident Vedram and driver Jaspal. Four teams have been formed to nab the accused who are absconding.