JAISALMER: A 30-year-old woman was shot dead by four men after they tried to rape her in Barmer district on Tuesday.
The victim, who worked as a wage labourer, was raising her five children alone after her husband passed away two years ago. She had come to her maternal house for Diwali when the assault occurred.
Police sources said the four accused, Asin Khan(22), Hanmat Khan(45), Ishu Khan(22) and Abdul Khan(23), have been arrested. In his complaint, the woman's brother said that he spotted the four with his sister and before he could stop them, one of the men shot her.
"The woman sustained injuries on her temple and succumbed on the spot," said a senior police officer, adding that old rivalry and dispute could be the reason behind the murder. "The woman's brother in the FIR has stated that one of the accused had a dispute over grazing of goats with their family. We seized a gun from the spot," the officer said.
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