NAINITAL: In an incident that has sent shock waves through the region, an 80-year-old woman was raped in Nainital. The accused, a 25-year-old daily wager who lived in the same locality as the survivor, has been arrested
The man forced himself on the octogenarian on Sunday night after he barged into her house when she was alone at home. The accused is believed to have been in an inebriated state. The woman later narrated her ordeal to her grandson who alerted the neighbours. Police was informed and the man was picked up from his house.
Yashwant Singh Chauhan, additional superintendent of police told TOI, "The accused has been arrested and a case registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. The medical report has confirmed sexual assault."
The local residents said that they were in disbelief after the incident. Anand Bhatt, a resident said, "I don't know what to say. Hearing about such crimes sends a chill through our spines."
In March this year, an 80-year-old woman died due to excessive bleeding after she was gang-raped by three of her neighbours in Pantnagar on Holi.
Residents of Bindukhatta area in the district protested against police and administration. The 80-year-old woman, who was raped in Nainital, was admitted to Dr Sushila Tiwari Government Medical Collegein Haldwani on Thursday.
Basanti Bisht, a resident of the area, who took part in the protest, said, "The victim should have been immediately admitted to a hospital but she was sent home. Some people come out on streets after sunset in an inebriated state and make it unsafe for others to take that route. Police and administration should take note of it."
Govind Jina, another resident of the area said, "We are still in shock as the incident proves that women in the area are not safe. We need to be vigilant and extremely careful."
GURGAON: A peaceful protest near the bus stand at Mahavir Chowk on Friday afternoon against police inaction in the rape-murder of a four-year-old girl last month took a violent turn as the police tried to disperse the crowd to clear the logjam on the road.
Nine of the 350-400 protesters were arrested for allegedly attacking police personnel. The agitators, however, said that it was the police who initiated violence. The protest was purposely organised on December 16, four years since the gruesome Nirbhaya incident shook the entire nation.
"The protest was organised in one of the most crowded parts of the city. Besides, the protesters did not take permission to carry out the demonstration, causing inconvenience to the people." He further said that the protesters attacked the police personnel, who were present at the venue, which led to the arrest of nine persons.
Kuldeep Kumar, a law student and member of the Yuva Morcha Sudhar Samita who was present during the march, said the traffic situation was under control during the protest and it was the police who had attacked the protesters. "Policemen misbehaved with female protesters, which led to the altercation," he said.
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