A 55-year-old Rajasthan resident was killed while grazing cattle in her field in Jaipur rural on Tuesday, 19 October.
Geeta Devi had been grazing her animals in her own field at Jamwa Ramgarh around 1 pm in the afternoon when she was attacked. Her legs were severed by the assailant in order to steal her silver anklets, news agency ANI reported. Further, injuries were found on Devi's neck.
A special police team has been constituted to probe the matter, India Today reported. Jaipur (Rural) SP Shankar Dutt Sharma will be supervising the investigation.
"30 Police teams are searching for them (the assailants). Postmortem will be done," said officer Sharma, as per ANI.
The family of the deceased, along with locals on Wednesday, gathered in protest against the crime at the site of the incident, demanding compensation for her family, government job for a family member, and the immediate arrest of the perpetrators.
The protesters have refused to surrender Devi's body to the police till their demands are met, news agency PTI reported.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajayvardhan Singh Rathore, condemning the incident, said:
"Such incidents have become common in Rajasthan and they're concealed so that it doesn't appear in media. Criminals are emboldened to this extent, there's no fear of the police. They're deployed just for security of ministers. The government is busy saving itself."
Later in the day, news agency ANI tweeted that National Commission for Women has taken cognisance of the incident.
"The Commission has written to DGP Rajasthan to look into the matter," reported ANI.
(With inputs from ANI, PTI and India Today.)
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