63-year-old widow raped in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh, neighbour arrested
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63-year-old widow raped in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh, neighbour arrested

A 25-year-old man working as a security guard barged into the house of a 63-year-old widow and allegedly raped her in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2018 20:42 IST
Press Trust of India
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A protest in Delhi against rape. (HT file photo)

A 63-year-old widow was allegedly raped by a neighbour in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district, police said on Sunday.

The incident occurred on Thursday night in Kevda Badi area under City Kotwali police station limits and the accused -- identified as private security guard Sanjay Thakur (25) -- has been arrested, a police official said.

As per preliminary investigation, the accused barged into the woman’s house when she was sleeping and sexually assaulted her, he said.

On hearing the woman’s screams, the accused’s wife rushed there and thrashed her husband and dragged him home, he added.

The accused was booked under IPC section 376 (rape) the next day based on a complaint of the woman and a local court on Saturday remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days, the official said.

First Published: Jan 21, 2018 20:42 IST