A Man Crushed His Pregnant Girlfriend's Face With A Stone And Pushed Her Off Rajasthan's Nahargarh Hills
A youth pushed his 22-year-old pregnant girlfriend from Nahargarh hills after crushing her face with a stone and then fled assuming her to be dead. Severely bleeding, the girl kept lying in the hills, about 150 feet from the hilltop, for nearly 12 hours before she gained consciousness and started shouting for help. Some joggers heard her cries on Friday morning and informed the police following which she was rescued.
According to police, the victim was four months into pregnancy and didn't want to abort the fetus. So she was pressuring the accused to marry her. However, the accused was not ready for the marriage due to which he hatched a conspiracy to get rid of her. She is undergoing treatment in SMS Hospital's intensive care unit (ICU). The doctors are concerned about the child's safety. ACP, Amber, Anil Chauhan told TOI that the accused, Narendra Kumar, is a vegetable vender and resident of Gandhi Colony in Nahargarh area. "The girl works at a beauty parlour in Bais Godown and stays in a rented accommodation in the same neighborhood where Narendra lives. She hails from Tonk district," said Chauhan.
Chauhan said Narendra and the girl developed a relationship nearly one-and-a-half years ago. "Narendra kept the girl in the dark by promising to marry her. She got pregnant. Fearing social backlash, she started pushing Narendra to get married quickly, but Narendra kept postponing," said the ACP. On Thursday afternoon, Narendra took the girl to Kanak Vrindavan. "From there they hired an auto and went to Nahargarh hills. Narendra tried to persuade the girl to abort the child, but she protested and kept insisting that they should get married as soon as possible. The girl's sister was due to visit her and she feared that her sister would know about the pregnancy," said the officer.
Narendra had predetermined that if she didn't agree to drop her plans for wedding, he would murder her. "As per the plan, she repeatedly hit her on her face with a stone, to the extent that it was severely damaged. He then dragged her around 50 feet from the hilltop and pushed her. Before pushing her, he again hit her to ensure that she died. As the girl had drifted into unconsciousness, he thought she had died and fled the spot after pushing her," said the officer. The girl, however, got stuck in bushes. "Narendra had pushed the girl at around 6 pm on Thursday. The girl, however, showed unprecedented struggle for survival. She kept lying uncouncious for hours. But when she gained consciousness in the morning, she dragged herself up the hills and kept shouting for help," the officer said.
At around 7.30 am on Friday, some passers by informed the police following which she was rescued and rushed to SMS Hospital. "Based on her statement to the police, we immediately sent out teams to search for Narendra. He was traced and arrested," said the officer. The police have booked the accused under section 307 (attempt to murder), 376 (rape), 420 (fraud) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt).