The sordid molestation and brutal murder of an innocent woman, has gone viral and is creating a lot of traffic and fuss on the media. She was gang-raped and then brutally murdered by men who smashed her skull with bricks after she had threatened to inform authorities, police in the northern state of Haryana, said on Monday.

Police have arrested two men for rape and murder in Sonipat town, and six more were being investigated after the victim’s mother accused them of involvement, superintendent of police Ashwin Shenvi told Reuters.

The 23-year old woman,  was taken by the men  at least one of whom knew her – by car from near her home in Sonipat to the nearby city of Rohtak, where they raped her, Shenvi said.

“When she said to them she would complain, they hammered her skull in with bricks,” he said. “The way that they brutalised her is horrific.” The body was found in an open field on Thursday.

The mother of the victim had previously registered a complaint against one of the accused for pressuring her daughter into marrying him, but the disagreement was settled between the two parties, Shenvi said.

Sonipat is 44 kilometres (27 miles) north.

Although there tougher jail sentences for rapists, government have promised to try those accused through “fast-track” courts but rape, acid attacks and domestic violence remain common.