Hathras gangrape and murder case has stirred havoc in the country. Now, the postmortem reports of the 20-year-old Dalit woman, who died in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital after being gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, revealed that she suffered a fracture in her neck as a result of repeated strangulation.

Indian National Congress party activist hold placards and shout slogans during protest against the recent abduction and gang-rape of five charity workers in Chochang village of Khunti district, in Ranchi on June 23, 2018. - Five women working for a charity in remote eastern India were abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint, police said on June 22, in the latest horrific sex assault in the country. (Photo by - / AFP)/AFP/Getty Images)

According to reports, the postmortem made observations that "injury to the cervical spine produced by indirect trauma and its resultant sequelae." This means that the accused strangled the girl repeatedly resulting in the fracture in the neck. 

The Postmortem conducted in Safdarjung Hospital in the presence of police personnel, also confirmed a ligature mark over the neck, which it said were consistent with the attempted strangulation.

The Hathras gangrape and murder 

Hathras Police's forcible cremation of rape victim's body
Hathras Police's forcible cremation of rape victim's bodyTwitter

The 20-year-old Dalit woman was raped in a village in UP's Hathras by four men on September 14. The woman had died two weeks after she was attacked brutally while helping her mother in the fields. 

She was admitted to Aligarh Muslim University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital and shifted to Safdarjung Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday. The woman was cremated in Hathras during the early hours of Wednesday, with her family alleging that the local police forced them to conduct the last rites in the dead of the night.