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87-Yr-Old, Bedridden Woman Raped In Delhi; SIT Formed

An 87-year-old woman was allegedly raped by an unknown man who broke inside her home in the national capital’s Tilak Nagar on Sunday afternoon. Police have registered a case and has begun an investigation.

Prashant Gautam, Additional. DCP West Delhi said, “Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed in the case. Section 376 and 323 of IPC have been added in the case.”

The woman who lives with her 65-year-old daughter and has been bedridden for the last seven months.

The family members alleged that an unknown person entered the house on Sunday afternoon when the daughter had gone for a walk at around 12.15 pm after lunch. Upon her return at about 2 pm, finding her mother bleeding from her nose, she immediately called up people and informed her relatives about the incident.

According to the Delhi Police, the victim’s daughter had initially filed a complaint about the theft of a mobile phone, following which a case of theft had been registered.

“The daughter said a person entered her house on the pretext of fixing gas and took a mobile phone with him. The police registered a theft FIR following that”, said Delhi Police.

Additional DCP Prashant Gautam said, “We had received a call, our team reached the spot immediately. The initial complaint was that a boy had entered the house on the pretext of getting the gas fixed, the victim’s mobile has been stolen.”

“But some people tweeted saying that an 87-year-old woman has been raped, after which another complaint was registered with Delhi Police,” he said.

Additional DCP added, “Fresh allegation has come this morning in the case. We have registered a new FIR as per the relevant section. The investigation is on and the accused will be arrested soon.”

According to the acquaintances and relatives of the victim, the elderly woman and her daughter were initially nervous, so a case of mobile theft was registered. However, even after more than 24 hours of the crime, medical tests could not be done. The family wanted the medical team to do the test from her house as the victim was bedridden. Later, a team came to her house for the medical tests but according to family members the team returned as they didn’t have enough equipment for the medical.

Delhi Police said it has got some leads in the alleged crime. The Police have got hold of CCTV footage and on Monday said they are waiting for the medical reports to help them in the investigation. (ANI)

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