An 18-year-old rape victim was on Sunday shot dead allegedly by bike-borne youths in Baijapur village in Dakshintola area, two days before she had to appear in a court as witness in the case, police said.
The incident occurred when the girl along with her brother was going to visit a doctor.
The cops said she died of bullet injuries on the spot.
The girl was allegedly raped on June 6, 2011 by one B K Singh, manager of a college, police said.
“The case was going on in the local court, where she had to appear as witness after two days,” the cops said.
The victim’s family members have alleged that she was killed upon the directions of the rape accused.
Police are trying to workout the case and the guilty will not be spared, additional superintendent of police Sunil Kumar Singh said.