In yet another shocking incident of rape in Delhi, a 90-year-old woman was raped and assaulted in Delhi’s Chhawla, Nazafgarh area , the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) said on Tuesday. Rape is the fourth most common crime in India. The level of rape cases in the country is rising at an alarming rate.
It has been learnt that the victim was waiting for the milkman at around 5 pm on Monday when the accused came and informed her that the milkman would not come that day. He asked the woman to go to the place along with him where she could get the milk. The victim got into his words and went along with him to get the milk.
The accused then took the nonagenarian to a farm area instead and brutally raped her.
The woman kept crying and pleading that she was of his grandmother’s age but that did not stop him from committing a heinous crime. He even assaulted her brutally when she tried to escape and protect herself and raped her multiple times.
As the woman cried for help at the top of her voice, local villagers passing by heard her anguished cries and ran to help her. They caught hold of the accused and called the police.
The rape victim was bleeding profusely and was in extreme trauma. Locals soon summoned her son and the woman was then taken for medical examination, which revealed that she had several bruises on her body — especially on her private parts.
Taking note of the incident, the Delhi Police has registered an FIR under Sections 376 (Punishment for sexual assault) and 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code and the accused has been arrested.
The accused has been identified as 33-year-old Sonu who lives in the Rewla Khanpur village.
A Delhi Commission for Women team has been with the survivor ever since the incident came to light. DCW Chief Swati Maliwal and member Vandana Singh also met the survivor at her house in Chhawla.
DCW Chief Swati Maliwal said, “From a six-month-old girl to a 90-year-old woman, no one is safe in Delhi. The kind of trauma this woman had to face clearly indicates that the perpetrators of these crimes are not humans. I met the woman today, she is an extremely courageous woman. We will ensure she gets justice. This case needs to be fast-tracked and justice should be served within six months.“