In a shocking incident, a 100-year-old woman was murdered by unidentified persons outside her house near Patiala, Pujab. It is suspected that the woman was sexually assaulted before the murder. The victim used to sleep on a cot outside her house and her body was found a few metres away from there in a half-naked position.
The crime came to light on Monday morning when they found her body a few meters from there. “She was lying half-naked on the cot with blood all over her mattress. We trailed the blood stains and found her clothes from a nearby field,” said her grandson. The attackers, suspected to be drug addicts, took her to the fields and might have raped her before hitting her with a wooden baton. They then dragged her back to the place where she was sleeping and fled.
A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code at Patiala (Sadar) police station.
Superintendent of Police (investigations) Harvinder Singh Virk said the woman was found in a semi-naked state. He added they were waiting for the post-mortem report.