Panchayat poll candidate raped, murdered

Panchayat poll candidate raped, murdered

The body of Rekha Devi, 30, was found Saturday in a field in Lahariyachak near Patna's Phulwarisharief, according to the police.

Police suspect political rivalry as a possible motive behind the murder.

Polling in five districts was postponed due to the fear of Maoist violence.

The multi-phased polls for 262,000 panchayat posts in 37 districts of Bihar will end with vote counting May 28.