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84-year-old Gurdaspur woman raped, strangled by farm labourer

Police have booked the accused, identified as Satinder Raut under sections 302 (murder),376 (rape) and 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code.

cities Updated: Mar 20, 2019 00:49 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Gurdaspur (Punjab)
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An 84-year-old woman was raped and killed by a 25-year-old Nepalese farm labourer when she was alone at her house at Kotli Harchanda village of Gurdaspur district on Monday night.(HT File)

An 84-year-old woman was raped and killed by a 25-year-old Nepalese farm labourer when she was alone at her house at Kotli Harchanda village of Gurdaspur district on Monday night.

Police have booked the accused, identified as Satinder Raut under sections 302 (murder),376 (rape) and 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code.

Bhaini Mian Khan station house officer Harkirat Singh said the autopsy confirmed that the woman was first raped and then strangulated to death.

Victim’s son Sohan Singh found the mother body of his mother on her bed at 9am, said the SHO.

A bunch of migrant labourers, who work at a nearby farm, told police that Satinder was
with them at the tubewell till midnight and had disappeared later.

Police said they have launched a manhunt to arrest the accused.

First Published: Mar 20, 2019 00:49 IST