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100-year-old woman raped in UP by drunken youth, dies

The rapist, identified as Ankit Punia, was reportedly in an inebriated state when he attacked the helpless woman.

Published: 30th October 2017 03:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2017 06:38 PM   |  A+A-

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LUCKNOW: A 100-year-old woman was allegedly raped by an inebriated youngster in Jaani village of Meerut district. The old woman succumbed to her injuries during her treatment on early Monday morning.

The centenarian was unwell and was living with her brother, when the accused, Ankit Punia (25), under the influence of alcohol, allegedly barged into the house and attacked the hapless woman. 

Police said, upon hearing the victim's screams, her brother and neighbours rushed to the house and nabbed Punia who was trying to escape. He was then handed over to the district police.

The victim was immediately shifted to a local hospital where she died while undergoing treatment. Her body was later sent for post-mortem examination.

While the accused pleaded innocence claiming that he was being falsely implicated in the case, district police chief Manzil Saini said that relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) would be added in the case against the accused youngster after the reception of the autopsy report. 

Meanwhile, agitated and shocked villagers demanded the strictest punishment for the perpetrator. The probe into the incident has been handed over to a senior official of Meerut police.



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