Lucknow: In an incident that is both shocking and shameful a 100-year-old woman was raped by a 25-year-old youth in Jani village in Meerut on Sunday night.
The woman, who was ailing, was taken to a hospital where she later died. The accused was caught and beaten up by the local people who later handed him over to the police.
According to reports, the victim lives with her brother in the village. Late on Sunday night, the youth, Punia, in an inebriated condition, barged into her house and raped her. Hearing the commotion, some neighbours went into the house and caught the accused.
The circle officer of Sardhana was informed and he reached the spot. “Since the victim has died, relevant sections of the IPC will now be invoked against the accused”, the official said.
Meanwhile, additional forces have been deployed in the village in view of the tension due to the incident.