Raped widow dies, but police gives different version

| Updated: Apr 25, 2017 00:20 IST

Latehar (Jharkhand) [India] Apr 24 (ANI): A widow who was allegedly raped and assaulted on April 18 died at a Ranchi hospital. The accused has been arrested, but police has been giving out a different version of the incident. The kin of the victim said she was alone at home as they had gone to attend a marriage. "When we returned on April 19, we were informed that our youngest daughter-in-law has been admitted to a hospital. When we went to the hospital, we were told that she has been referred to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), and that she had died," said a male member of the family. When asked what the reason for the death was, he said, "Sudarshan Thakur killed her by inserting an iron pipe in her private parts which burst her womb." He added: "Before dying, she recorded her statement." The family members of the victim said 'they have all the documents of the hospital' to back their allegation. Police, however, gave a different version altogether. Deputy Superintendent of Police Piyush Pandey told media that the victim and one Sudarshan Thakur were having some personal issues which resulted in a scuffle in Banpur on April 18. "During the scuffle, Sudarshan kicked the victim on her stomach. She was first taken to a local hospital, but was later shifted to the RIMS, where she died on Sunday," said Pandey. He said police immediately arrested Sudarshan after the fight, and now murder charges will be slapped on him. However, if police's version is to be believed, then the case may turn into a case of culpable homicide. (ANI)

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