ROHTAK, Haryana – A 23-year-old woman was abducted and gang raped by her jilted lover and his friend, before being beaten to death in the northern India.

The body of the woman, who had separated from her husband, was spotted by a man at a secluded plot in Rohtak city of Haryana state on Thursday when some stray dogs were feeding on it, police told the Times of India on Saturday.

A medical examination confirmed she was raped before her body was mutilated, the officer added.

The woman, who was a divorcee, was kidnapped by her jilted lover from Sonipat on May 9 and taken to Rohtak in a car. The duo gang-raped her and then smashed her face with bricks to kill her and fled, the officer added.

Police have arrested the two accused and identified them as Sumit Kumar of Sonepat and his friend Vikas from Uttar Pradesh.

Sonepat city SHO Ajay Kumar said Sumit admitted during questioning to have raped and murdered the woman. “He said they were close once, but not together anymore. He said an argument broke out between them and he committed the crime in anger,” said Kumar.

The crime has jolted Rohtak district, which was shaken by the rape and murder of a mentally challenged Nepalese woman in the district in 2015. A court awarded death penalty to seven men convicted in the case.