Indian police have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly raping a 100-year-old grandmother in her own bedroom.
Family members were alerted to the situation after hearing calls for help from the elderly woman’s room, at their home in a village in Nadia district, West Bengal, eastern India.
They found the 20-year-old suspect, named in local media as Argha Biswas, hiding underneath the elderly woman’s bed, and he could be arrested shortly afterwards.
The 100-year-old’s granddaughter, who wished to remain anonymous, said: ‘I heard some strange noises.
‘When I looked through the window, I immediately called others to help when I saw my grandmother.’
Biswas told reporters outside the court that he was ‘under the influence of alcohol and did not know what I was doing,’ when questioned about the accused crime.
The 100 year old woman was taken to a hospital following the alleged incident but was discharged Wednesday.
Rupesh Kumar, a senior police officer, said: ‘She was sleeping alone in her home. The house wasn’t locked as the village culture.
‘Her family members found the man when she cried for help.
‘When we arrived, we found Argha Biswas under the bed, he was caught by the family members of the old woman.’
Biswas has appeared before a local court and will spend 14 days in judicial custody before another hearing takes place.