A woman, 85, is struggling for life in an Amritsar hospital was allegedly raped on Tuesday night.Though, the victim was struggling for her life at Amritsar hospital with serious injuries but the local police, once again, showing their insensitivity, registered a case under section 354 IPC( Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) against the accused, Bagga Masih.
According to the information available, the victim was living alone in the house as her son often remain out and the near by residents were looking after her and providing her food.
Talking to HT, Bholi, who was first to visit victim house told that on Wednesday morning around 6.30 AM, when she went to victim house to give her morning tea, she was shocked to see the victim lying in a pool of blood on a bed, lying in the open veranda in objectionable condition with the accused.
Unable to bear the condition of the victim, who was weeping with pain, she called on her mother-in-law, Payari, who subsequently rushed to the spot and informed other neighbourer.
Seeing the gathering of the villagers, the accused, who was still under the influence of liquor fled from the spot, leaving the victim, in the state of shock in nude condition.
Bholi further told that when she approached the victim and try to calm her, the victim told her that the accused raped her for two times during that night.
Later, the neighbourers rushed the victim to Civil hospital, Dera Baba Nanak but seeing the serious condition of the victim, who got injuries on her head and face, the doctors referred her to Batala, where the doctors provide her first aid treatment and later referred her to Amritsar.