Lucknow: A middle-aged woman was found hanging in a village in Uttar Pardesh state of India, police said. Though the family alleged rape and subsequent murder, a police officer said the post-mortem report has inferred nothing like this.

“There is no evidence of any sexual assault though the family has alleged the deceased was raped and then hung from the tree,” Police said.

An FIR has been registered and further probe is on as the kin of the deceased have named five people in their complaint.

Police officials claim the family hanged her on the tree to draw media attention.

The incident comes after the brutal gang rape and murder of two minors in Badaun a fortnight back.