A 45-year-old woman was murdered after allegedly being gang-raped by eight men in West Bengal's Barasat town, about 40 kilometres from Kolkata. Her husband was severely beaten up for trying to prevent the attack and has been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata.
A case of murder has been filed and the post- mortem report is awaited to confirm rape. One person has been arrested.
The couple was returning home from a brick kiln after work on Saturday evening when the men started harassing the woman. Some overpowered the husband and the others dragged the wife away. Some acid-like substance was also thrown at the husband's face.
He managed to free himself and call neighbours for help. They searched for his wife and found her dead near a pond. She was found semi-naked.
The woman's son said, "She had injuries on her head. They gang-raped and murdered her. My father identified one of them. He has filed a police complaint."