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Robber rapes elderly in grandkids’ presence, takes away Rs 9K; hunt on

Robber rapes elderly in grandkids’ presence, takes away Rs 9K; hunt on

It is said that he wanted to rape 9-year-old but the woman offered herself to save her27 Apr 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A 65-year-old migrant woman was raped by a robber in Eastend Estate that falls under the Division B police station on Wednesday. According to information, the robber wanted to rape her nine-year-old granddaughter but the woman offered herself to save the girl.

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PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 26

A 65-year-old migrant woman was raped by a robber in Eastend Estate that falls under the Division B police station on Wednesday. According to information, the robber wanted to rape her nine-year-old granddaughter but the woman offered herself to save the girl. However, the police said the girl was playing outside and she entered the house after the accused had raped the woman. Before escaping, he took away Rs 9,000.

After the incident, senior police officials reached the spot for investigation. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) JS Walia said a manhunt was launched to identify and arrest the culprit.

The victim had come to the city to meet her son, his family members and an ailing grandson. She along with her grandchildren was alone at home when the accused barged into the house with a weapon. It is said that the accused, unable to find anything valuable in the house, got infuriated and tried to rape the victim’s granddaughter but the elderly, in order to save the girl, offered herself to the accused, who made the children sit facing a wall, and raped the woman.

After committing the horrendous crime, the robber took out his sharp weapon and threatened the minor girl to reveal if anything valuable was there in the house. Intimidated, she told him that there was some cash kept in a box. The accused frisked the box and took Rs 9,000 before fleeing.

The ADCP said the police were trying to ascertain if the robber attempted rape on the minor. “The unknown robber searched the house to find valuables. When he failed to do so, he raped the woman,” he said.

Parvesh Chopra, SHO, Division B police station, said, “The robber gained entry to the house when the grandson walked in. He raped the elderly woman. After that, the victim’s granddaughter came and she was threatened by the accused, following which she told him about the cash kept in the house.”

According to the ADCP, JS Walia, a manhunt has been launched. The police are hopeful of arresting the culprit at the earliest.


Police launch manhunt to trace culprit

  • A robber barges into the house of a migrant in Eastend Estate, threatens an elderly woman and her grandchildren before searching for valuables. 
  • According to information, unable to find anything valuable, he attempts to rape the nine-year-old girl but her grandmother offers herself to save the girl. 
  • The robber makes the girl and her brother sit facing a wall before committing the crime. 
  • He takes out a sharp weapon and threatens the minor to reveal if anything valuable was there in the house. 
  • Intimidated, she tells him about Rs 9,000 kept in a box that the robber takes away.
  • According to the police, the girl arrived at the house only after the robber had raped the elderly.

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Amritsar: A 13-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a youth in Manjh village on Wednesday. The girl was alone at home when the accused turned up and molested her. He has been identified as Raju Singh of the same village. The victim’s brother stated to the police that the accused pushed the girl into a room where he molested her. When she raised the alarm, her paternal aunt, who lives nearby, arrived and the accused fled away. The police have registered a case under Sections 354-A and 452 of the IPC and Section 8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act against Raju Singh. The police said raids were on arrest him. TNS

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