CRPF constable among 7 booked for gangrape of teen

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 29

A teenage girl was allegedly gang-raped by a Central Reserve Police (CRP) constable and his friends after luring her for marriage. The incident occurred on different dates in different hotels in Delhi and in Ajmer (Rajasthan) after the accused ‘kidnapped’ her from her village on October 5. A case was registered with the Lopoke police only on Saturday evening.

The medical examination of the victim was conducted by a three member medical board on Sunday, said investigating officer and crime against women (CAW) cell in charge inspector Snehlata.

The police have booked seven persons, including two women in the case. They were identified as Bhavani Partap Singh, Gaurav, Sunil, Surinder Singh, Neetu, Usha all residents of Ajmer and Ravinder Singh. A case under Sections 363, 366-A, 376-B, 376-D, 506 and 120-B of the IPC and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against them.

The 17-year-old complainant in a statement to the police alleged that she came in contact with CRP constable Bhawani Partap Singh through social media platform Instagram. She alleged on October 5, the accused came to her village falling under the Lopoke police station here and lured her for marriage. He took her to Amritsar from where they went to Delhi. She said that the accused forcibly made physical relations with her at different hotels. She alleged, later he took her to Ajmer where his friends Sunil, Gaurav, Surinder and Ravinder raped her.

Snehlata told that earlier a Zero FIR was lodged with the Rajasthan police at Ajmer from there the FIR was transferred to Amritsar rural police for further necessary action as the victim was kidnapped from her village.

She said the victim actually lived with her uncle in Ajmer. When her condition deteriorated, the accused left her somewhere. She then went to her friend where her family members came and she narrated the entire incident. She said further investigations were under progress.

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