Crime

Youth rapes 81-YO neighbour in Kalahandi; arrested

Bhawanipatna: In a shameful yet ghastly incident, a 81-year-old woman has allegedly raped by a youth here in Kalahandi district.

However, the accused aged 22 years has been arrested and produced before court.

As per police sources, accused Bhaja Ghee, son of Tikaram Ghee, resides in Lane-17 of Irrigation Colony. Finding the elderly woman alone in his neighbour’s house, he went there at around 6.15 PM on February 20 and allegedly raped her. Moreover, he also allegedly gave her life threats if she discloses the matter before anyone.

On February 22, family members of the victim lodged a complaint at Bhawanipatna Town police station in this regard. Police station IIC Satya Nanda registered a case under Sections 376 (1), 506, 341 and 294 of IPC and began an investigation.

Later, the police recorded statement of the victim before the Magistrate and also sent her for medical examination.

After arresting the youth, the cops produced him before court on Thursday night.

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