A 75-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her 30-year-old neighbour who threatened to kill her with a sharp weapon at her house in Belonia subdivision of South Tripura district, officials said on Thursday.
Chandan Debnath, a vegetable vendor, broke into the woman's house at Balutilla area late on Tuesday night when the latter was about to go to sleep. When she tried to raise an alarm, Debnath threatened to slit her throat.
After he left the house, she woke up her family members and informed them about the incident.
Later, the woman registered a case against Debnath at the Belonia women's police station. She told the police that Debnath raped her after threatening to kill her with a sharp weapon.
The accused has been arrested and sent to judicial custody till June 23, a police official confirmed. The police arrested him on Wednesday on the basis of the statement recorded by the woman.
"We arrested him from a local market and produced him before the court where he was given 14-day jail custody," said the police official.