Charge-sheet filed against temple priest in UP for rape &, murder case

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The family of the woman had alleged that she was raped and murdered inside the temple by priest Satyaveer Singh AKA . Satya Narayan and his two disciples.

BADAUN, UTTAR PRADESH — The priest of a temple, where a 50-year-old lady was allegedly raped and murdered inside a temple on January 3, has been charge sheeted as the primary accused.

The 2 different accused in the case, have been booked for inflicting disappearance of proof.

Earlier, in the FIR, filed two days after the woman’s death, all the three accused have been booked for gang rape and murder.

It may be recalled that the seriously injured woman was dumped by the three accused at her house on the evening of January 3. She had died a few minutes later.

Initially, local police had tried to pass it off as a case of accident but when the brutality of the crime came to the fore, several policemen have been suspended and an FIR was filed on January 5.

Station House Officer (SHO) and an outpost in-charge were booked after it was found that they didn’t take immediate action in the case and delayed the post-mortem for several hours.

The family of the lady had alleged that she was raped and murdered inside the temple by priest Satyaveer Singh a.k.a. Satya Narayan and his two disciples.

The lady’s husband was so traumatized by the incident that he needed to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital.

All the three accused have been arrested and sent to jail. The post-mortem report had confirmed that the woman sustained multiple injuries, including some in her private parts.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Badaun, Sankalp Sharma, said, “During our probe after filing of the FIR, statements of witnesses, medical doctors of personal hospitals and forensic reports were considered. We have now filed a charge sheet in the court on Wednesday where we have booked priest Satya Narayan under IPC sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder) and 201 (inflicting disappearance of evidence).

“The rape and murder charges have been dropped against his two disciples. They have been booked for inflicting disappearance of proof.”

The National Commission for Women (NCW) had also taken note of the incident and staff had visited the victim’s place too.

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