Patna, Oct 13: A 35-year-old woman died in a hospital in Patna’s Naubatpur area after an iron rod was inserted into her private parts. She had stepped out of her house to defecate when the accused attacked and raped her. The woman had sustained internal injuries and had been bleeding profusely.

The accused Diraj Kumar had tried to overpower the woman on Wednesday evening at a deserted spot. He tried to rape her. When he failed to the resistance put by the victim, he found an abandoned iron road and inserted her in her private part. She died on Thursday. Police have arrested the accused.

Police station in-charge Premraj Chouhan told Indian Express that the woman managed to walk back to her home. Her family members brought her to the police station, from where she was sent to Patna Medical College and Hospital for medical examination. She died during treatment on Thursday.

Her daily wage worker husband was not home during the incident. They have four children. A special investigation team has been formed.