Chhattisgarh: 42-year-old woman bludgeoned to death by son's friend for resisting molestation
In yet another appalling incident reported from Chhattisgarh’s Mahasamund district, a 42-year-old woman was beaten to death for withstanding molestation attempt, official said on Friday. The accused, identified as Chintamani Patel also known as Chintu, 20, who is a friend of the woman’s son, was taken into custody on Thursday.
The horrifying incident happened on Wednesday in a village which comes under the jurisdiction of Basna police station of the district.
Station House Officer, Basna Lekhram Thakur stated that the victim was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced death on Thursday.
“Chintu and the victim’s son were friends and were from the same village. On Wednesday night, Chintu landed at his friend’s house to pick him up to watch his harvester, which was parked in a nearby field. The victim told the accused that his son was not at home. The woman then accompanied the accused as it was late and he was going alone,” said SHO.
In the time of returning home from the field, the accused, Chintu tried to molest the woman but she resisted and fought back.
“The accused hit her with a stone on the head. Some villagers rushed to the spot hearing the alarm and found that the victim was on the ground. The woman narrated what happened to a bunch of villagers before she collapsed. Chintu fled from the spot,” the SHO said.
According to Police, the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where she died during treatment.
“On the basis of the statement by the victim, the police arrested the accused on Thursday,” SHO Thakur said.