Rape case moves NCW

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken cognisance of an incident in Patna's Naubatpur police station area in which a youth allegedly inserted an iron rod into a woman's private part when she resisted rape on Wednesday.

By Ramashankar in Patna
  • Published 15.10.17
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Patna, Oct. 14: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken cognisance of an incident in Patna's Naubatpur police station area in which a youth allegedly inserted an iron rod into a woman's private part when she resisted rape on Wednesday.

A day after the incident the 35-year-old woman, a mother of four, died at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) from excessive bleeding and internal injury.

"The commission has taken cognisance of the case and sought a detailed report from the state government on the incident that took place at a village in Naubatpur police station area of Patna district," NCW member Sushma Sahu said today.

The state police headquarters has constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to nab the culprits.

Additional director-general (headquarters) S.K. Singhal said main accused Dheeraj Kumar Paswan has already been arrested and jailed. "Raids are on to nab another accused, whose identity the arrested accused revealed. He will be put behind bars soon," Singhal told The Telegraph.

The ADG (headquarters) said the case would soon be put on speedy trial.

"Since the prime accused has been arrested, a chargesheet will be filed at the earliest. Strict action will be initiated against those whose names surface during the investigation," he said.

Patna City superintendent of police (East) Ravindra Kumar said the post-mortem report suggested internal injury as cause of death. He added that the woman and the accused were known to each other.

The husband of the dead told police his wife had gone to attend the call of nature when Dheeraj and his aide Dharmendra held her captive and tried to rape her.

"When they failed, Dheeraj shoved an iron rod into the woman's private part, causing grievous injuries, which later proved fatal," said an investigating officer.

Statistics at the police headquarters suggest a spurt in incidents of rape. A total of 804 cases were reported from different parts of the state between January and August. Katihar topped the list with 71 cases.

Patna registered 61 cases followed by Bhagalpur (45), Madhubani (38), Gaya (35) and Gaya (26). The maximum cases of rape in Bihar were reported in 2013 when there were 1,128 cases.