Man rapes 70-year-old woman after fails to rape granddaughter

A 70-year-old woman was raped allegedly by a man after he failed to rape her granddaughter in Khadara village here, police said on Wednesday.

Uttarkashi: A 70-year-old woman was raped allegedly by a man after he failed to rape her granddaughter in Khadara village here, police said on Wednesday.

The incident took place on February 9 when accused Shailendra barged into the house, where the elderly woman lived along with her 14-year-old granddaughter, the SHO said.

He first tried to rape the 14-year-old-girl but failed as she ran into another room and shut the door from inside, he said.

The accused then raped the 70-year-old woman and fled from the scene, he said.

The matter was reported to the police, following which a medical examination on the woman confirmed rape, the SHO said.

A case has been lodged against the accused under different sections of the IPC?and a search has been launched to nab him, he said.

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