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100-Year-Old Bedridden Woman Dies After Man Rapes Her

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In a horrific case, a 100-year-old woman, who was bedridden, died after she was raped by a 35-year-old drunk man. The incident occurred in Jaani village in Meerut on Sunday night. Police have arrested the accused, Ankit Punia. He has been charged with rape, murder and sections of the SC/ST Act.

The woman’s grandson said that she was too weak to resist, and only uttered feeble cries during the assault.

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“We rushed to where she was and were horrified to find the man forcing himself on her,” her 40-year-old grandson said.

The hospital said that the woman was brought in a really bad condition, and she died there. The accused, Punia, said that he was innocent and has not committed any crimes. 

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Incidents like these seem to be increasing day by day.

The number of rapes reported each year in Delhi has more than tripled over the years 2011 to 2016

Delhi registered an increase of 277% from 572 in 2011 to 2,155 in 2016, according to data released recently by the Delhi Police.

Only one in four rape cases leads to conviction, according to India Spend. Sadly, most cases are not even reported. Women in India aren’t safe at any age. From cases which involve one-month-old babies to a 100-year-old women, these kinds of news headings have become routine for us to read. For those who say the ‘woman is asking for it’, these incidents should show them that that is simply never the case. Age, physical condition, dress, doesn’t seem to matter. In many parts of India, merely being a woman puts you at risk.

Earlier this month, a 60-year-old woman was  gangraped in the Jaitaran police station area in Rajasthan’s Pali district. Two men had raped her when she was working in the fields.