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Hyderabad: 77-year-old woman raped and attacked at home

A daily wage labour has been identified as the accused based on CCTV footage. According to the police, the labourer noticed the old woman was alone at home and when he went in to rape her.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2018 17:26 IST
Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
Rape,Sexual assault,Crime stories
The woman was found injured and bleeding in her house by her grandson.(AFP File Photo)

A 77-year-old woman was allegedly raped and attacked by a man at her residence in Mailardevpally area in Hyderabad, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday and the accused has been identified as 22-year-old P Vamshi, a daily wage labourer, police said.

According to investigators, the accused was going to his place in the nearby locality in the afternoon when he noticed the elderly woman alone in her house. He then entered her house and sexually assaulted her.

“Before fleeing from the spot, the accused hit the woman on her head with a stick and an axe, in which she suffered injuries. When her grandson returned home later, he rushed her to a nearby hospital with the help of local residents,” Mailardevpally Police Station inspector P Jagadeeshwar said.

The victim’s family later lodged a complaint, he said, adding that the accused was identified with the help of the footage obtained from the CCTV cameras installed in the locality.

“A case of rape and attempt to murder has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the IPC and efforts are on to nab him,” Jagadeeshwar said.

The police official said that Vamshi had allegedly committed similar offences in the past.

Investigation into the case is ongoing.

First Published: Mar 06, 2018 17:25 IST