Beaten to death, murder, crime scene
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A 55-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by four people for opposing their attempts of sexual harassment against her daughters at Nara village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The incident has created an uproar in the social media, and online users were quick to share the news with their severe criticism.

Sharing the news on his Facebook profile, a user, Kamal Khan posted: “Our women are not safe even inside the house. The world has become so cruel and no justice…Its really painful to read women abuse every day as it happens.”

Talking to the Indian media outlets, Mansurpur police station official, K P Singh said that a case had registered against four people - Akash, Gopi, Binendra, and Rajesh.

Later the woman was identified as Savita Devi. Police raided the residences of all four accused to arrest them, but they have escaped. While confirming the incident officer Singh added that all of them are absconding and the investigation is underway.

Another Facebook user, Sudip Mishra, commented: “We need a new law…something more powerful that it will never allow the culprit to escape by any chance.”

According to the complaint lodged by the victim’s family members, the four neighbours were harassing the young women of the family which was bitterly resisted by the mother.

As per their statement, on Monday evening, the four accused entered her house and attacked the woman. The men severely beat her up, and she was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead.

The body of the deceased was handed over to the family after the post-mortem was conducted.