A man has been sentenced to life behind bars after a 100-year-old woman died of shock from his assault.
Ankit Punia drunkenly broke into his neighbour's home who he tried to sexually assault, and she later died in hospital.
The elderly woman's grandson and his wife rushed to her aid after hearing her cries for help and saw Punia lying on top of her but he escaped when chased.
The incident occurred in 2017 and the woman reportedly died of shock during the medical investigation.
A Meerut court in Uttar Pradesh, India sentenced the sicko to life imprisonment on Friday for attempted rape.
The Hindu reports the incident happened on the night of October 29, 2017, in Raghunathpur village.
Mr. Garg said in court: “The grandson raised the alarm and caught Ankit, in his mid-30s, but he managed to escape.
"The victim was taken to the government hospital, where she passed away the next day during the medical check-up.
"The post mortem report said the victim was already ill because of age-related issues but died because of the shock caused by the assault."
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The lawyer of the defendant had argued that the victim’s family had owed around £1,000 to Mr. Punia’s family and that they filed a false case against his client so that they did not have to repay the loan and get compensation from the government.
Mr. Garg said: “As he could not produce any documentary proof, the honourable judge did not take his argument into account.
“There was no motive. Heavily drunk, he just could not hold his sexual urge.
“It is the same as some perverts assault infants and kids.”
The judge described the act as heinous and said a lighter punishment would send an adverse message to society.
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