45-year-old visually impaired raped by nephew in MP village

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Feb 15, 2015 22:16 IST

A 45-year-old visually impaired woman was raped by her nephew in Barkhedi village, Ashok Nagar district, on February 4 but the incident was reported on Saturday, the police said on Sunday.

The police registered a case against the accused Lakhan Kurmi alias Lakkha, 22, who is on the run.

In charge of Kotwali police station, Hridesh Pal said the accused was living at the woman’s house since his childhood.

Lakhan, who was drunk on the night of February 4, raped the woman.

Pal further said on hearing her cries, when the victim's mother went to her room, the youth fled, threatening them with dire consequences.

“Initially, the victim did not report the incident to the police, fearing social ignominy. But, 10 days after the incident, she decided to lodge a complaint against the accused. Police are searching for the Lakhan who will be arrested soon,” Pal said.

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