LUCKNOW, 20 July-2014, PTI: A man has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape and murder of a woman in Mohanlalganj area of the city, a senior police official said on Sunday.
According to reports, the Uttar Pradesh government has also suspended 6 policemen for delay in action in the case.
The accused Ram Sewak Yadav, who works as a security guard, and has been arrested in this connection, the officer said.
The incident came to light on July 17 when the nude body of the woman was spotted near a primary school in Balsingh Khera village of Mohanlalganj tehsil here by a watchman. He informed the police around 6.30am.
The area where the body was recovered is in the vicinity of Jabrauli village where tight security arrangements had been made in view of former US President Bill Clinton’s visit.
Taking a strong view of henious rape and murder of the woman, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took stock of the investigations and had directed the officials to solve the case at the earliest.
The chief minister said that state government was very serious in solving this tragic and unfortunate incident and exposing the culprits, an official spokesman said.
Akhilesh has announced a financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh besides taking up educational expenditure of the two children of the deceased woman, who was in her early 30s, the spokesman said.
The government had asked ADG level officer Sutapa Sanyal to supervise the probe. The police is working on some leads obtained during investigations and is reported to be questioning some people.