08/02/2015 10:40 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Mentally-Challenged Woman Brutally Raped In Haryana

Activists of Apne Aap, a non-governmental organization which addresses to women's rights, shout slogans during a protest ahead of the second anniversary of the deadly gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a bus, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The case sparked public outrage and helped make women’s safety a common topic of conversation in a country where rape is often viewed as a woman’s personal shame to bear. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

A 28-year-old mentally-challenged woman from Nepal was brutally raped and murdered and her body dumped in a field at a village on the Rohtak-Hisar highway here, police said today.

The deceased had been residing with her sister for the past three months and was undergoing treatment at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) here, they said.

The victim's sister had lodged a complaint with police on February 1 and on February 4, the woman's body was recovered from the fields in Akbarpur village with several injury marks on it, Rohtak Superintendent of Police (SP) Shashank Anand said.

Meanwhile, Haryana police has announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to the arrest of accused, officials said.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to crack the case, the SP said.

The post-mortem report of the woman mentioned several injuries on her private parts, doctors of PGIMS said, adding that stones and blades were also found in her body.

Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today condemned the incident and accused the state government of lawlessness in Haryana.

Police is working on different theories to get leads in the rape-cum-murder case, Anand said.