70-year-old and 98-year-old elderly women raped in Uttar Pradesh

Fatehpur/Ballia: A 70-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a drunk man in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh. In another incident, a 98-year-old woman was raped in Ballia.

The accused in both cases have been arrested.

According to the police, the victim in Fatehpur was a beggar and used to sleep in a primary school building in the Tharinav police circle.

On Sunday night, accused Laxmi Lodhi, 32, reached the school in an inebriated state and allegedly raped her.

Tharinav police station in charge, Nandlal Singh, said that Lodhi has been arrested on Monday and the victim has been sent for medical examination.

In Ballia, the cwas in her house when the 22-year-old accused raped her on August 20.

Rasda Police station in charge Nagesh Upadhyay said an FIR in the matter was registered on Monday and the accused, identified as Sonu, has been arrested.

Family members of the woman alleged that the police initially refused to register the case, but initiated action following an uproar on social media.

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