A dreadful incident took place in village near Bahadurgarh in Patiala district, a 100 year old women was murderd and possibly raped during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.
Police said the victim was sleeping on a cot outside her house in Daun Kalan village, 15 km from Patiala when she was attacked.
According to reports alleged picked up the Kartar Kaur’s cot, took her to the field and attacked with a sharp-edged weapon and left to die on the cot. Police suspect the woman was sexually assaulted before the murder.
(SSP) Gurmeet Singh Chauhan said a case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code at Patiala (Sadar) police station and is being investigated.
The woman’s grandson said the family slept around midnight; his grandmother, used to sleep in the open.Family found the woman lying half-naked on the cot with her mattress stained with blood.
“In the morning we found her dead. She had been raped and died because of the wounds in her head,” he said.
An officer said said rape charges will added if post-mortem assured it.
“Based on preliminary investigations, we can rule out dispute over property. It could be the work of some drug addicts,” Harvinder Virk, a police officer, said