UP: Man slits Dalit woman’s throat with axe after failing to rape her; held

UP: Man slits Dalit woman’s throat with axe after failing to rape her; held

Updated Dec 21, 2021 | 22:08 IST

Uttar Pradesh crime news: The accused, identified as Lalit Chaudhary, pounced on the Dalit woman to sexually assault her, but she fought back, following which he slit her throat using an axe. She died three days later.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The woman had gone to her fields for collecting fodder for cattle.
  • The accused tried to rape the woman after he found her alone there.
  • She struggled for her life for three days before succumbing to her injuries at the hospital on Sunday.

Meerut: In an appalling case of crime reported from Uttar Pradesh, a 50-year-old woman belonging to the Dalit community died three days after a man slit her throat with an axe, reportedly, after he failed to sexually assault her.

The crime occurred at Bhopur village within the limits of Jahangirabad police station in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The Dalit woman had gone to her fielding to collect fodder for cattle. Finding her alone, Lalit Chaudhary, a resident of the same village, tried to rape her. She, however, fought back. Chaudhary failed to sexually assault her. He then slashed her throat using an axe, Bulandshahr SSP Santosh Singh said.

The woman was found lying in a pool of blood by her son who arrived at the spot after she failed to reach home. She was dashed to a hospital for treatment. She struggled for her life for three days before succumbing early on Sunday, according to a report published by The Times of India.

The accused is presently lodged in jail. Initially, he was booked for attempt to murder. Now, the charges will be enhanced to murder as the woman has died.

In another case, a 35-year-old married woman was allegedly raped several times by a 23-year-old youth who lured her on the pretext of getting her a job in Gujarat’s Surat.

The complainant resides with her husband and kid. She came in contact with Lathia a year ago. He promised her that he would get her a job. He allegedly called her to a hotel and raped her. He even took her nude photographs and later used them for blackmailing her, according to the police.

Nilesh contacted the woman again 10 days after the alleged sexual assault incident at the hotel. He told her that he would share her nude pictures on social media if she refused to fulfil his demands. He then allegedly raped her multiple times. The woman mustered the courage to approach the police. Based on her complaint on Sunday, the police booked the accused under relevant provisions.

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