The Noida police have cracked the alleged rape and murder case of a 21-year-old woman factory worker and arrested two accused in connection with the case.
The two arrested were identified as Naresh and Kailash. The third accused Udeyveer is absconding, Senior Superintendent of Police Praveen Kumar [ Images ] said on Monday.
Naresh had once worked in the same garment export house as the victim and had promised to marry her. However, the woman came to know that he was already married and started avoiding him.
Naresh told the police that the woman was threatening to lodge an FIR against him. This scared him and he hatched a plan to kill her.
On that day, he took her to an under construction factory at sector 63, where two other accomplices Kaliash and Udaiveer were present.
Kailash and Udeyveer also had enmity with the woman. The victim had in the past complained to the police against Kailash.
A few years ago, Udeyveer had forcibly entered her house and molested her.
"Whether the woman was raped would be confirmed once the medical report is received. However, from the scene of the crime, we suspect the accused tried to rape her," said a senior police officer.
"We are further interrogating the arrested accused to get more details. A manhunt has been launched to arrest the third absconding accused Udeyveer," Kumar said.
Four policemen were on Sunday suspended and the Station House Officer was shunted in the wake of the incident.
Shocked over the incident, Uttar Pradesh [ Images ] Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had announced a compensation of Rs 15 lakh and a job to the victim's family.
The semi-nude body of the girl, bearing injury marks, was found on Saturday morning from Pushta area in Sector 63.
The woman was cremated on Sunday amid allegations from her family members that the police had refused to file a complaint and later delayed handing over her body.
The woman had stayed back late on that day to earn extra money for her family.