Meghalaya’s minor girl who resisted rape attempt dies

Guwahati/Shillong, July 10: A 14-year-old girl from Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district, who was reportedly assaulted while resisting rape attempt, died on Monday night.

SP (City) Steve Rynjah informed that the girl passed away around 9 pm. The girl was undergoing treatment in a hospital and as per reports, the health of the girl suddenly deteriorated on Monday.

The family and friends of the victim demanded stringent punishment against the alleged accused Jansing Rani. They also said that the accused should not be granted bail.

According to a cousin of the victim, on July 3 when the girl was washing clothes in a nearby stream, Rani approached her and when she protested, he tied her feet. When she further resisted his approach, he hit her with a hand hoe on the forehead and she collapsed.

A hoe is a gardening tool with a thin metal blade, used mainly for weeding.

The victim’s relatives found her lying in a pool of blood and took her to the Ganesh Das Hospital and was later shifted to the Woodland Hospital, as per reports.

On July 5, the minor girl narrated the incident to the headmen of her village as well as Rani’s and in the evening, the traditional heads took Rani to the police.