The Jharkhand police has released the photos of the suspect in the gruesome rape and murder of a woman in Ormanjhi in Ranchi where a headless body was found in a field. The accused, Bilal Khan, who also goes by the name Sheikh Bilal, is absconding.
The local police have sought the help of the public to trace the accused. They have announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh on anyone giving information on his whereabouts.
The crime came to light on January 3, when the headless body of a naked woman was found in a field. A search operation was launched in the area but the police could not find any suspects.
However, they got a breakthrough when they were contacted by a couple from Chatwal village in Chanto block. The couple’s daughter was missing for the past
one-and-a-half months. The body had the same injury mark as the couple
had indicated, sustained during cooking. Later, a DNA sample of the couple was taken to match it with that of the victim.
When questioned, the mother of the victim revealed that her daughter had been living with Bilal in Chatwal village. She went missing after her relationship with Bilal turned sour following a fight.
Initial reports suggest that the victim may have been sexually abused before being murdered. A case under Section 302, 324, 201 and 120(B) of the IPC has been registered against the accused.