A 22-yr-old Dalit woman died after she had allegedly been gang-raped by two youths in a Balrampur village in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, said police. The victim was cremated on Wednesday night itself after post-mortem by a panel of four doctors.

The incident occurred on Tuesday when the girl had gone to take admission in a college near her village but did not return home till late evening, superintendent of police of Balrampur, Dev Ranjan Verma, said. The girl later returned on a rickshaw with glucose drip inserted in her hand while family members were searching for her.

Verma said the family members stated that the girl’s condition was not good so they rushed her to a nearby hospital and later to the Balrampur district hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

While the family has alleged that the girl’s hands and legs were fractured, police officials state that no such injuries were confirmed in the post-mortem examination.

The accused have been arrested after an FIR was registered following a complaint filed by the victim’s brother, officials said. Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 376-D for gang rape and 302 for murder have been slapped against the two accused and further probe is on, the police official quoted above added.

The SP said the case will be sent to a fast track court and strictest action will be taken against the accused.