The Hush Post: A 23-year-old youth has been arrested on charges of rape of an 82-year-old woman at her house under Tronica City police station area of Loni in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
The victim’s family has lodged an FIR against the accused.
Both the victim and accused are tenants of the same house, the police said.
As per the police, the octogenarian was sleeping on the first-floor of the house while her family members, including grandchildren, were on the ground floor.
They said the accused also lives on the ground floor.
“Late night, around 11 pm, the accused went to the first floor room of the victim and assaulted her while she was sleeping. There were bite marks on her body and the man also gagged her to keep her silent. The accused was in an inebriated condition and threatened the woman to keep silent. He tried to flee after the incident,” Rojant Tyagi, SHO of Loni Border police station, said.
Upon hearing the victim screaming for help, her family rushed to her room and other residents of the area also came to her help.
They nabbed the accused and reportedly thrashed him before handing him over to the local police.
“We have lodged a case of IPC 376 (rape) against the accused. It was lodged by the grandson of the victim. The woman was also sent for a medical examination and the reports have confirmed the rape. The accused was arrested,” Tyagi said.
Police said the accused lived with his parents. He was produced before a Ghaziabad court and sent to jail, the police said.
In a similar incident in October, 2016 in Loni, a 26-year-old tenant had allegedly raped his 70-year-old landlady.