In yet another Nirbhaya-like incident, a woman succumbed to her injuries after three men, including her ex-husband, inserted a stick in her private parts after raping her in Jamtara district of Jharkhand.
The police have arrested her ex-husband and launched a search operation to nab the other two accused, sub-divisional police officer BN Singh said. The incident took place when the woman had gone to watch a play at a theatre on Kali puja on Wednesday night. Her former husband and two of his two friends forcibly took her to a field in the village under Narayanpur police station area and then raped her. After that they inserted a stick in her private parts, the police said.
On hearing the woman's cries for help the next morning, villagers took her to a hospital in Narayanpur town from where she was referred to Jamtara Sadar Hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead.
According to the police data till the first quarter of 2018, Jharkhand has witnessed an overall increase in the number of rape cases.The total number of rape cases registered in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 were 1,122, 1,198, 1,146 and 1,335 respectively.
(With PTI inputs)