Woman, sexually assaulted with iron rod, dies in Patna’s Naubatpur; SIT formed

Dhiraj Kumar, the accused, reportedly tried to overpower the victim at a deserted spot and rape her. When she resisted the attack, he picked up an abandoned iron rod and assaulted her.

By: Express News Service | Patna | Updated: October 13, 2017 1:09 pm
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A 35-year-old woman, who was allegedly sexually assaulted with an iron rod the previous night, succumbed to her injuries on Thursday.  The woman, who hails from Naubatpur in Patna, was attacked Wednesday evening when she had left her house to defecate. The accused, following a failed attempt to rape her, allegedly inserted an iron rod in her private parts. She died after suffering from severe internal injuries and profuse bleeding.

Dhiraj Kumar, the accused, reportedly tried to overpower the victim at a deserted spot and rape her. When she resisted the attack, he allegedly picked up an abandoned iron rod and assaulted her. The accused has been arrested by the police.

“The woman managed to walk back to her home and was brought to the police station from where we sent her to Patna Medical College and Hospital. She died during treatment on Thursday,” police station in-charge Premraj Chouhan said.

The woman’s husband is a daily wage worker and the couple have four children. Her husband was not at home during the incident.

Meanwhile, an SIT has reportedly been constituted by the Patna police to investigate the case. ADG SK Singhal said action will be taken against those found guilty.

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