Student killed following gang-rape and “Maratha” written on body

A young female student in the state of Karnataka, India, was gang-raped before the rapists murdered her with a stone and wrote the name of an Indian warrior caste on her body.  

The 20-year-old female student was returning home on Friday evening after an examination at the Government Degree College in Belgaum. She was kidnapped by a group of men, gang-raped and killed.  The rapists smashed the young student’s face with a stoneafter she was abused, reports Times of India.

The young girl’s body was found in a farm by investigators after the parents filed a complaint with the police on Saturday. The grils was recegnized by her father “on the basis of her clothes and footwear.”

Investigators said the rapists had written “Maratha” – an Indian warrior caste – on the girl’s body after the gang-rape. The word was written in Devanagari script. 

Three teams have been formed by police in order to find the culprits.