Her family alleges that she was raped and murdered while fetching water from a crematorium in southwest Delhi. Police have arrested the priest and the three employees and are investigating the rape allegations as well as possible caste violence. Because of the hasty cremation, the medical board looking into the cause of death has reportedly told police they are unable to proceed because only charred remains of the body could be recovered. Protests across the country over incidents of gender-based violence have taken place regularly since , when a female student was gang raped and murdered on a Delhi bus, leading to stricter laws and policy reforms. However, the government has failed to implement rape laws effectively.