Patna, Sept. 11: Two youths barged into a house and raped a 22-year-old at Dehri-on-Sone in Rohtas district late last night, barely 20 days after she had lodged a sexual assault complaint against three youths at the all-woman police station.
The victim was alone in her Barapatthar-based home, around 165km southwest from here, when the tormentors outraged her modesty yesterday. The duo fled when the victim screamed for help after freeing herself from their clutches.
One person has been detained for interrogation. A slipper and an undergarment of one of the accused were seized from the spot. A sniffer dog was also pressed into service.
This was the second back-to-back trauma for the victim within a month. She had lodged a complaint with the all-woman police station at Dehri-on-Sone sub-divisional town against three persons, accusing them of sexual assault on August 22.
The police kept her complaint under wraps and lodged a formal FIR on August 30, almost a week after she had submitted the written complaint. She relocated to Barapatthar from the New Dillia area, around 1km apart, recently after the named accused threatened her.
Narrating her woes, the victim told the police that two persons aged about 25 years entered her house last night and held her captive. They threatened her and outraged her modesty.
She could not raise an alarm initially. “I somehow managed to free myself from their clutches, came out of the building and raised an alarm,” she told the investigating officers.
On hearing her cries, some residents rushed to the spot and the duo fled.
The station house officer of the all-woman police station, Sweta Swaraj, was informed about the incident last night, but she reached the spot around 8am today with her Dehri-on-Sone police station counterpart Ranjeet Singh.
Rohtas superintendent of police Vikas Burman went to the all-women police station later in the day and enquired about the incident. The victim, daughter of a farm labourer, was subsequently sent to the Dehri hospital for medical examination.
“Raids are being conducted to apprehend the three persons, whose names figured in the written complaint submitted to the women police station on August 22,” Burman told The Telegraph.
He said efforts were on to find out if Tuesday’s incident was linked with the earlier one, but parried questions on the delayed arrival of the police.