Post by: Chief News Editor | Published: September 27, 2016 , 7:57 am | Category: WORLD
CHANDIGARH. India:A 100-year-old woman was found murdered in her fields early on Monday morning at a village near Punjab’s Patiala. The family alleges that she had been raped.
The partially stripped body of Kartar Kaur was found in a pool of blood near the paddy fields in in Daub Kalan village. Her head bore horrific injuries.
Gurdev Singh, Kartar Kaur’s grandson said the family had gone to sleep around midnight. His grandmother, he said, was used to sleeping in the open.
“In the morning we found her dead. She had been raped and died because of the wounds in her head,” he said.
For now, the police have filed a murder case. Rape charges will be added if the postmortem examination confirms it, an officer said.
The police say they suspect drug addicts were responsible for the crime and the dog squad has been pressed into service.
One of the police officers, Harvinder Virk, said, “Based on preliminary investigations, we can rule out dispute over property. It could be the work of some drug addicts”.
The incident comes at a time the Akali-BJP Government is facing criticism from the opposition over state’s law and order situation. A Congress delegation will meet the Governor on Tuesday to lodge its protest.
NEWS COLLECTED FROM NDTV