Tribune News Service
Amritsar, September 13
A girl was allegedly raped by a youth after taking her to a relative’s house here. Though the incident occurred on July 10, a complaint was lodged with the police on Saturday after the suspect circulated her objectionable pictures on social media.
Those booked have been identified as Harinderpal Singh, Jaswinder Singh, his wife Sandeep Kaur and Dalbir Kaur of Akalgarh Tapiya village and Babbi of Sudhar village.
The victim told the police that Harinderpal was a resident of her village. She said he used to keep a bad eye on her. She said on July 10, when she was returning home from the village bus stand, the suspect’s sister-in-law Sandeep Kaur took her along to meet their paternal aunt Babbi.
She alleged when Harinderpal took them to Sudhar village where the suspect offered her a cold drink laced with some intoxicating substance. She said when she became unconscious, the suspect raped her and also clicked her objectionable pictures. She said they started forcing her for marriage. She alleged when her family refused, Harinderpal posted her objectionable pictures on social media.
The police have registered a case under Sections 366, 376 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code against them. Mandeep Kaur, Investigating Officer, said the suspects were at large since the registration of case while medical examination of the victim was conducted.
In the second case, a Pathankot girl has accused a Gurdaspur boy for allegedly raping on the pretence of marriage. The complaint was lodged with the police on July 28 while a case was registered with the police on Saturday. The suspect has been identified as Raman Kumar of Duragla village in Gurdaspur.
Neeraj Kumar, SHO, Division-A police station, said the complaint was initially lodged with the Pathankot police and after a probe by a DSP, the case was forwarded to Amritsar city as the incident occurred at a hotel near the bus stand here.
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