“The accused hit her with a stone on the head."
An Indian woman has been bludgeoned to death by her son’s friend for resisting molestation.
The incident took place on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, in a village under the Basna Police Station area of the Mahasamund district, Chhattisgarh.
According to police, the 42-year-old woman was rushed to hospital following the incident.
However, she died while receiving treatment.
Police arrested 20-year-old Chintamani Patel, alias Chintu, on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
Lekhram Thakur, Basna’s Station House Officer (SHO), said:
“Chintu and the victim’s son were friends and from the same village.
“On Wednesday night, Chintu landed at his friend’s house to pick him up to watch his harvester, which was parked in a nearby field.
“The victim told the accused that her son was not at home.
“The woman then accompanied the accused as it was late and he was going alone.”
On their return from the field, Chintu attempted to molest the Indian woman, and she fought back.
According to SHO Thakur, she was bludgeoned to death as a result.
SHO Thakur said: “The accused hit her with a stone on the head.
“Some villagers rushed to the spot hearing the alarm and found that the victim was on the ground.
“The woman narrated what happened to a bunch of villagers before she collapsed. Chintu fled from the spot.”
SHO Thakur went on to say that the police arrested the accused on Thursday, February 25, 2021 on the basis of the victim’s statement.
Sexual Assault in India
Rape is one of the most common crimes against Indian women.
In November 2020, an Indian woman was sexually harassed on a train to Mumbai.
The harassment came from a fellow passenger, who molested her after saving her from a chain snatcher.
The assailant, identified as 32-year-old Rahim Shaikh, came to the woman’s rescue after another passenger, Omprakash Dikshit, held her at knifepoint and demanded her gold necklace and mobile phone.
After the incident, Shaikh assured the woman she was safe by saying:
“You are like my sister. Don’t be afraid. I am here.”
However, Shaikh molested the Indian woman and took her necklace and phone for himself.
According to Bhaskar Pawar, Senior Inspector of Borivali Railway Police Station, Dikshit and Shaikh did not know each other before the crime.
Pawar said: “The two men do not know each other and are not connected in any way.
“Shaikh only made a show of helping the woman and then sensed an opportunity to steal from her.”
The Indian woman raised the alarm immediately after the incident.