90-year-old Widow Allegedly Gang-raped In India
A 90-year-old widow in India was allegedly gang-raped by two men who stormed into her house at night, a new report by the Times of India has revealed.
According to the report, two men came into her house at night on October 24 and sexually attacked the yet to be named woman.
The elderly woman said they left her “almost half-dead” after the attack. After she regained her senses the next morning she told her neighbour.
She went to hospital and had medical tests after the attack in the Kanchanpur area in the country’s North Tripura district.
The family of the 90-year-old woman took her to a police station and lodged a report against Anjan Nama, 35, and another unidentified man.
Speaking to reporters, the woman said: “Anjan and another man stormed into my house at midnight.
“When I regained my senses the next morning, I informed my neighbour.
“But Anjan is a very powerful person and we didn’t dare to take a stand against him.”
Kanchanpur sub-divisional police officer Bikramjit Shuklada confirmed officers are investigating the case and examining charges.
Her sexual attack allegations comes after protests in India earlier in October over the gang-rape and murder of a young woman in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state.
The 19-year-old victim was found in mid-September with a broken spine after she was raped, and died at the end of the month in hospital.
Police have arrested four men on the charges of gang-rape and murder. The investigation continues.
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