90-year-old woman ‘gang-raped’ by two men in Tripura; accused absconding



A 90-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by two men at her house in Tripura, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place at a village in Kanchanpur subdivision of North Tripura district on October 24; however, her relatives lodged a police complaint on October 29, a senior police officer said.

The two men accused of raping the woman are absconding, and a manhunt has been launched to arrest them, Superintendent of Police Bhanupada Chakraborty said.

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“One of the accused used to call the woman ‘grandmother’, who was living alone in her house. On the night of the incident, he and another man broke into the house and raped the elderly woman,” the officer said.

The woman had fallen ill after the incident but did not inform the police. The complaint was lodged five days later only after her relatives came to know of the incident.

Police took her to a hospital and also recorded her statement. Based on her statement, police have started an inquiry, the officer said. (PTI)