UP shocker: Inebriated man rapes 70-year-old begger, accused nabbed
In a shocking incident reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur district, a man was taken into police custody for allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman under the influence of alcohol, police siad on Monday.
The elderly victim was a begger and used to sleep in a primary school building in the Tharinav police station area.
Tharinav police station SHO Nandlal Singh said, "On Sunday night, accused Laxmi Lodhi, aged 32, reached the school in an inebriated state and allegedly raped her".
The accused was taken into police custody after a case was lodged in the matter, the SHO said, further adding that the woman has been sent to hospital for medical assessment.
In another incident of crime, a 22-year-old man attempted to rape a 98-year-old woman in the Ballia district. He has been taken into custody, police said.
The elderly woman was in her residence in the Rasda area of Ballia when the accused, named Sonu, tried to rape her on 20th August, Rasda Police station SHO Nagesh Upadhyay stated.
An FIR in the case has been filed.
Family members of the nonagenarian alleged that the police at first refused to register the case, but did it following an outrage on social media.