Man arrested after rape survivor dies in Sanganer

JAIPUR: A 19-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries after she was raped and allegedly attacked by her 28-year-old neighbour under the limits of Sanganer police station area. The police arrested the accused on Thursday.

According police, the girl and the accused Tarun Mathur lived in a same neighbourhood. “On June5, he took her to his house where he raped her, during a suspected scuffle she was knocked unconscious,” an official said.

Deputy Commissioner of police (Jaipur East) Kunwar Rastradeep said Mathur rushed her to a hospital after several hours of delay. “He claimed that she had fallen from a scoter and injured herself. However, relatives got suspicious of him and informed the police on June 15,” he said.

The girl succumbed to injuries on Wednesday and the post-mortem reported indicated several injuries including one on her head and around the neck. “Based on the post-mortem report and other evidence we have arrested him under section 376 (),” Rastradeep said.

Sources told TOI that the accused may also be booked for the murder after the investigation. “We are studying the post-mortem report following which he may be booked for the murder,” the official said.

The police said that the accused delayed in taking the girl to the hospital due to which her condition deteriorated and she could not be saved. Officials said they could not take her statements as she was critically injured. “We spoke to doctors but she was not in a condition to give her statements. Hence, we have accused him of raping the girl based on medical examination report,” the official said, adding that the accused had tried to cover-up the entire incident by terming it as an accident.

“He is being quizzed about what exactly transpired on that day,” the official said.

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