A inhumane act waved around UP where a 100-year-old bedridden woman, one of the oldest in the district, was dead soon after she was allegedly raped by a man who barged into her house in a village on the outskirts of Meerut around midnight on Sunday.
After investigation police found out that person to be some man named Ankit Punia , around 35 years old, having various charges on him like rape, murder and sections of the SC/ST Act have also been slapped against him. The villagers sought death sentence to the culprit who was then produced to local court and was arrested. The victim’s 40-year-old grandson said that, “she was so weak that she could barely raise an alarm during the assault.
She could only manage to utter feeble cries. We rushed to where she was and were horrified to find the man forcing himself on her,” Already she was ill owing old lady and with this the condition was worsened and aruptly she was brought to the district hospital in a critical condition and soon after her medical examination, she was declared dead by doctors. Doctors also said that it was “really bad condition”.
They have sent swabs to a forensic lab in Lucknow to confirm rape. PC Sharma, station officer at Jani police station, said, “We immediately reached the spot and called an ambulance to transport the old woman to the district hospital. An FIR has been filed against Punia under IPC sections IPC 458 (house-breaking after preparation for assault) and 376 (rape). Besides, relevant sections of the SC/ST Act have also been slapped against the accused as the victim was a Dalit. Later, after the woman’s death, IPC 302 (murder) was also added to the charges.”
Source : TOI