Bihar: Youth sexually assaults woman with iron rod, arrested; victim dies

DECCAN CHRONICLE / ANI
Published Oct 13, 2017, 2:35 pm IST
Updated Oct 13, 2017, 3:22 pm IST
Police said the accused fled the scene, while the woman, drenched in blood, dragged herself back to her home.
The incident took place in Patna's Naubatpur village, when 22-year-old Dheeraj Kumar attempted to rape the woman. (Representational image)
 The incident took place in Patna's Naubatpur village, when 22-year-old Dheeraj Kumar attempted to rape the woman. (Representational image)

Patna: Bihar witnessed a Nirbhaya-like incident, when a youth tried to rape a 35-year-old woman, but after a failed attempt, inserted an iron rod in her private parts, after which she died.

The incident took place in Patna's Naubatpur village, when 22-year-old Dheeraj Kumar attempted to rape the woman.

The police said that after committing the heinous crime, Kumar fled the scene, while the woman, drenched in blood, dragged herself back to her home, after which her family immediately rusher her to the nearby police station.

Thereafter, she was sent to the Raifral Hospital for treatment.

The victim was then referred to the Patna Medical College, where, during the operation, she died.

Doctors said that the woman died due to excessive bleeding, and it was after the post-mortem that the internal injuries in the victim's body were revealed.

The woman has four children and her husband works as a labourer.

The accused confessed to committing the crime, and was arrested.

The Patna police have reportedly formed a Special Investigation Team to investigate the case.

"The incident is really cruel and gruesome. As soon as the incident came to light, police did their best and successfully nabbed the main accused Dheeraj Kumar and sent to jail", said SK Singhal, Additional Director General (ADG) of Bihar Police.

Singhal also added that speedy trial will be taken up in this case, "Strict actions will be taken against the names that will come out after further investigation in this gruesome case. Soon after the charge-sheet is filed, we will take the case in speedy trial."

Location: India, Bihar, Patna




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