A person, out on bail in a rape case, was arrested right this moment in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district for allegedly stabbing to loss of life the lady he had raped final yr, the police mentioned.
The accused had been pressuring the lady for withdrawal of criticism in opposition to him since he was out on bail and stabbed her to loss of life on Saturday night time at her home in Nagani village in Sirohi district, Additional Director General (Crime) Ravi Prakash Meharda mentioned.
He confirmed the arrest of the accused, Netram, this morning.
“He had raped the victim and a case had been lodged against him in November 2020. He had been arrested by the police and had been in judicial custody for six months,” mentioned the officer.
The accused was the sufferer’s neighbour. She was a widow and had been working in an area anganwadi within the village.
After her husband’s loss of life, Netram allegedly raped her final yr beneath the pretext of some assist following which a criticism of rape was lodged by the lady.
According to the police, Netram got here out on bail in April and had been consistently threatening the sufferer to withdraw the case however she was not responding to his calls. On Saturday night time, he barged into her home and stabbed her to loss of life, whereas she was sleeping.
He additionally injured her youthful sister, who additionally was current in the home, as she tried to avoid wasting her sister. She raised an alarm, however the accused managed to flee from the spot.
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