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Meghalaya: Unidentified man rapes 70-yr-old woman in dead of night

TNT Bureau

TURA | Oct 10, 2019:

In a shocking incident, a 70-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by an unidentified man at a place located close to the border with Bangladesh in South West Garo Hills on October 8. The accused used the cover of darkness to firstly rape and then escape after the incident.

The shocking incident took place under Mahendraganj PS in South West Garo Hills (SWGH), two days ago with the sexual predator attacking the woman deep into the night. Police have confirmed a case has been registered in the matter after the woman struggled her way through to some neighbours to inform them of what happened.

According to information received, the unknown man took advantage of the woman's house being isolated. The case of sexual assault took place sometime between 1-2 AM and before the 70 year old widow could raise an alarm after the incident, the yet to be identified accused disappeared into the darkness.

After the attack, the widow managed to walk to a house close by and raised an alarm. Neighbours later took her to the Mahendraganj hospital for medical treatment.

"We have strong leads into the sexual assault case and will hopefully achieve a breakthrough in the case soon," said district police chief, Rithuraj Ravi S.

The Northeast Today