MUZAFFARNAGAR: An elderly woman was allegedly raped by a 30-year-old man who also thrashed her when she opposed him in Kamruddin Nagar village here Thursday, the police said.
The 75-year-old woman had left home to relieve herself in the nearby fields when the accused, Rajiv, raped and beat her up.
The woman was admitted to a hospital.
The villagers later caught the accused and handed him over to police, they added.
According to Circle Officer Vijay Prakash, a case was registered against the accused under Indian Penal Code sections 376 (rape) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt).