In a horrifying and dismaying incident, a 90-year-old woman was raped and assaulted in the Najafgarh area of Chhawla in the national capital, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) said on Tuesday. It also tweeted that the accused has been arrested and an FIR registered.

The incident took place on September 7 evening. The accused has been identified as 33-year-old Sonu a resident of Rewla Khanpur area of Delhi.

The nonagenarian was forcibly taken from her house and raped brutally, said DCW Chief Swati Maliwal. She has suffered a lot of injuries added Maliwal. When the DCW Chief met the older woman, she was in tears and asked that the victim be hanged. Maliwal stated that the old woman begged the 33-year-old to leave her as she is like her grandmother.

Taking to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, the DCW said, "90 year old woman raped and assaulted in Delhi's Chhawla, Najafgarh area. DCW Chief Swati Maliwal met the lady today. Accused has been arrested, FIR registered."

According to reports, she was raped on a two-km deserted route. People gathered around after hearing the woman's scream and the accused was caught red-handed after which the police was informed.

According to police, the accused was intoxicated. In this case, the police have registered a case and arrested the accused under sections 376 and 363 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).