The twin attacks on rape victims were condemned by opposition Congress which slammed the SP government for the "increasing lawlessness" in the state.
Police said that an 18-year-old rape victim was shot dead allegedly by bike-borne youths in Baijapur village in Dakshintola area in Mau district, two days before she had to appear in a court as witness in the case.
The incident occurred when the girl along with her brother was going to visit a doctor, and died of bullet injuries on the spot, they said.
The girl was allegedly raped on June 6, 2011 by one B K Singh, Manager of a college, police said, adding the case was going on in the local court, where she had to appear as witness after two days.
The victim's family members have alleged that she was killed upon the directions of the rape accused, they said.     

Additional Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar Singh said the guilty will not be spared.

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