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In a rather bizarre incident, the grave of a 26-year-old woman was dug up by three men, who then allegedly had sex with her body, reports said.

The shocking event took place in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh. The Deccan Chronicle reported that the 26-year-old woman had died during child birth.

Local residents found her body more than 20 feet away from the grave, in a naked condition. The police ,after speaking to local residents had put out a look out notice for three men who were seen around the grave by the locals.

A senior police official from Lucknow said that preliminary investigations suggest that the incident could be linked to witchcraft. The police also said that they will also invoke the rape clause against the guilty.

"According to the Indian Penal Code, there is no clear definition about 'sex with the corpse' but if an accused is proven guilty of such acts, he/she may be convicted under Section 297. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code could also be invoked," the official told DC.

The matter currently is being investigated. 

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