Teen blud­geons 75-yr-old woman to death af­ter failed rape at­tempt

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HTPUNJAB - Hardik Anand

THE AC­CUSED’S MOTHER, ALSO AR­RESTED BY THE PO­LICE, WASHED THE BLOOD STAINS ON THE FLOOR TO SAVE HER SON

ROHTAK : The Bhi­wani po­lice ar­rested a 19-year-old boy for blud­geon­ing a 75-year-old woman to death af­ter at­tempt­ing rape on her in a vil­lage of the district. The ac­cused, iden­ti­fied as Raja, tried rap­ing the el­derly woman but when she shouted for help, he gagged her with a scarf and then hit a brick on her head.

As she died, Raja dragged her body and threw it in a plot near his house. Raja’s mother, also ar­rested by the po­lice, washed the blood from the their house and out­side to save her son, the po­lice said.

The body of the de­ceased woman was found in a plot near her house on Thurs­day. Based on her son’s com­plaint, the po­lice had reg­is­tered a case of mur­der against un­known per­son(s).

Dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the po­lice and foren­sic team fol­lowed the drag marks of the body left on dirt on the road, which extended to Raja’s house. He and his mother had by then locked their house and gone to live with their rel­a­tives at Haripur vil­lage.

The po­lice said they raided Raja’s rel­a­tive’s home and nabbed him. Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, he con­fessed to have mur­dered the el­derly woman on the morn­ing of November 7. The po­lice said the el­derly woman used to col­lect milk from the milk­man from out­side Raja’s house every morn­ing.

On the day of the in­ci­dent, the milk­man was late and the woman had to go some­where, so she rang Raja’s door­bell and re­quested him to take the milk for her.

The po­lice said on see­ing the woman alone, Raja dragged her in­side his house and at­tempted rape on her.

As she started shout­ing, he used her du­patta and gagged her mouth, and then hit a brick on her head. She died on the spot. Raja then dragged her body for around 30 me­tres and threw it in the plot.

Raja’s mother, who had gone to the mar­ket to buy some house­hold goods, reached home to find the en­tire ve­randa cov­ered in blood.

The po­lice said Raja con­fessed to his crime to his mother, who then washed the en­tire house and some parts of the road to hide the ev­i­dence.

Both Raja and his mother were ar­rested for mur­der and hid­ing ev­i­dence, re­spec­tively.

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