In a dreadful shock for the whole country, a 100-year-old bedridden woman was allegedly being raped by a man who entered into her house in a village on the outer part of the Meerut around midnight on Sunday. The bedridden woman died after being raped. This terrible incident took place at Jaani village in Meerut district where the 100-year-old victim lived with her brother.
The rapist, identified by police as Ankit Punia (35), has been arrested on various charges, including rape, murder, and sections of the SC/ST Act. Outraged villagers have asked for the death sentence for the culprit, who was presented in the court and sent to jail. The family members of the victim said that the woman was so weak that she could hardly raise an alarm during the assault. Her 40-year-old grandson said, “She was very weak. 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.”
The 100-year-old victim was brought to the hospital in a very critical condition where she was declared dead by the doctors soon after her medical examination. The station officer at Jani police station, PC Sharma, 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.” The doctors of the hospital said that the victim came in a “really bad condition”. To confirm the rape, they’ve sent swabs to a forensic lab in Lucknow.