Woman shot dead in court premises, she was allegedly raped by local godman 3 years ago

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The victim's mother, who had accompanied her to the court, was seriously injured in the firing.

Mathura:  A rape survivor was gunned to death by unknown people in the premises of a court in western Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district yesterday.

The 25-year-old woman was on her way to give her statement in the court where she had been fighting a case of rape against a local godman, Govindanand Teerath, for three years.

The victim's mother, who had accompanied her, was seriously injured in the firing and has been admitted in a hospital in neighbouring Aligarh district.

The police have detained two men for questioning in the case.

It's not clear whether the assailants attacked the mother and daughter at the behest of the accused godman.

Cops also suspect the role of another godman, Bhagirathi Baba, in the attack. However, his motive behind orchestrating the killing is still not clear.

The police has also failed to explain why, despite a complaint and the case in court, they didn't arrest Govindanand Teerath for almost three years.

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