“Rajasthan Woman Shot, Axed by Alleged Rapist; Two Accomplices Arrested”

A horrific incident unfolded in Rajasthan’s Kotputli-Behror district as a rape survivor and her brother were brutally attacked by the man who allegedly assaulted her, along with two accomplices. The survivor, riding home with her brother, fell victim to a spine-chilling assault, including gunshots, just 20 meters away from a local police station in Pragpura village.

The assailants, armed with an axe-like weapon, inflicted severe injuries on the woman and her brother before fleeing the scene. The survivor, enduring wounds to her head, legs, hands, and shoulders, is currently hospitalized in Jaipur for treatment.

Authorities swiftly acted, apprehending Mahipal Gurjar and Rahul Gurjar, the alleged accomplices, following the heinous attack. However, a disturbing turn in the narrative emerged when the main accused, Rajendra Yadav, was discovered at Jaipur’s SMS Hospital, critically injured. It remains unclear whether Yadav’s injuries resulted from an accident or a suicide attempt, with reports indicating the loss of one of his legs, possibly from encountering a train.

The ordeal traces back to June 2023 when the 24-year-old survivor lodged a complaint against Yadav, leading to his arrest and subsequent loss of employment. Despite being released on bail, Yadav resorted to threats, pressuring the survivor to retract her allegations. The recent assault, as indicated by the FIR, appears to be a vindictive act in response to her refusal.

While Mahipal and Rahul are in custody, Yadav remains at large, evading authorities. The police have registered an FIR against the accused under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, alongside provisions of the Arms Act.