A 16-year-old boy allegedly raped and then brutally murdered a 58-year-old woman in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district. Lal said that the accused attacked the victim's head, hands, throat and chest with a sickle and also hurt her private parts. Later, the boy fled with Rs 1,000 in cash and jewelery kept in the woman's house.
Rewa: In yet another shocking incident, a 58-year-old woman was allegedly raped and then brutally murdered by a 16-year-old boy in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district. The police gave this information on Sunday. Police sources said that the incident took place on the night of January 30 in Kailashpuri village under Hanumana police station area. He told on the basis of the registered case that the victim’s family had accused the accused boy of stealing a mobile phone two years ago and he wanted to take revenge.
Police said the accused allegedly stuffed a plastic bag and cloth in the woman’s mouth and dragged her to an under-construction part of the building where she lived. Police said the boy allegedly hit the woman on her head and other body parts with a sickle and also hurt her private parts.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Vivek Lal said that on February 1, information was received that the body of a 58-year-old woman was lying in an under-construction building. He said that the police and forensic team reached the spot and found that the woman had been brutally murdered. On the basis of the information received from the informers and investigation, the police came to know that the accused boy living in the victim’s neighborhood carried out the incident.
The officer said that the family members of the woman also expressed suspicion over the boy, who used to come to their house two years ago to watch television. Police said the victim’s family then accused the accused boy of stealing a mobile phone, which led to enmity between the boy and the family.
Lal said that on January 30, when the victim’s son and husband had gone out, the boy entered her house. He said that the accused allegedly tried to force himself on the woman who was sleeping on the cot and when she tried to scream, the accused stuffed a polythene bag and cloth into her mouth. Lal said that after this he tied a plastic bag on the woman’s face with the help of rope and wire and took her to an under-construction part of the building.
The boy allegedly thrashed the woman repeatedly after tying her to the door and raped her when she fell unconscious, the officer said. Lal said that the accused attacked the victim’s head, hands, throat and chest with a sickle and also hurt her private parts. He said the boy later fled with Rs 1,000 in cash and jewelery kept at the woman’s house.
After being taken into custody, the boy confessed to the crime during interrogation. The accused boy was sent to a juvenile home and booked under various sections including 302 (murder), 376 (rape)