Woman raped, brutalized and murdered in Rohtak
CHANDIGARH: Unidentified men raped and brutalized a 28-year-old mentally-challenged woman before killing her at Bahu Akbarpur in Haryana’s Rohtak district on Sunday last.
The woman’s body was found without key organs on Wednesday along with sticks, stones and condoms stuffed into her private parts three days after she went missing.
The brutality is throwback to the Delhi’s Nirbhaya case, which shocked the country and led to radical changes in laws to end crimes against women.
Police said the Rohtak woman’s body was decomposing when autopsy was conducted on it at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak on Thursday.
PGIMS’s forensic medicines department head Dr S K Dhatterwal said he has supervised or conducted around 30,000 autopsies, but has never seen such brutality in his 29-year career.
He said two stones were inserted into the slain woman’s anus. “Her face was eaten by animals; her lungs and heart were found missing. Also, her skull had fractured and there were injury marks on both her thighs and chest.”
Doctors took five hours to conduct the autopsy. “There was a 16cm long and 4cm wide stick-like article in her vagina. We presume that a longer stick was used and it may have broken inside her. We also found a number of condoms in her vagina,” said Dhatterwal.
Police said the woman belonged to Nepal’s Vardia district and had been under treatment in Haldwani. She had come to Rohtak a few months back to visit her sister, who works as a domestic help in the city.
Rohtak SP Shashank Anand said they have no clue about the identity of the rapists. “We have constituted an SIT to track down the perpetrators,” he said. “We have put our best investigators on the job.”
Anand said the woman was a victim of aggravated sexual assault. “It is a blind case of rape and murder… We are conducting a scientific probe considering all possible angels.”
The cops were investigating whether one of more people were involved. They have collected CCTC footages from various parts of the city as part of the investigations.
A case under various sections of IPC, including murder, rape and unnatural sexual act and destruction of evidence has been registered against unknown people.
Rs 1 lakh reward has been announced for anybody who provides information about the rapists.