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Assam: Junior doctor killed after suspected failed rape attempt, ward boy arrested

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 15:54

Zee Media Bureau

Guwahati: A 24-year-old junior doctor, Sarita Tashniwal, was killed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Assam Medical College and Hospital after a suspected failed rape attempt by a ward boy on Friday.

The accused, Tiru Mech, has been arrested by the police after “fresh” scratch marks visible on his face were seen as evidence of struggle with the victim.

According to the police, Sarita was working in the night shift when she was attacked and killed.
Mech reportedly confessed to the police that he unsuccessfully attempted to rape the victim after she misbehaved with him. He then killed her after attacking her with a surgical knife.

Tashniwal`s body was discovered by the nurses on early Saturday morning.

The victim was due to get married on July 7 and was pursuing her MD course in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Police are now checking the CCTV footage and ascertaining whether there were more than one accused involved in the incident.

First Published: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 11:05
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