Father of 2 booked for raping girl on pretext of marriage in Amritsar

Father of 2 booked for raping girl on pretext of marriage in Amritsar

A girl from Haryana was allegedly raped by a man on the pretext of marrying her. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 7

A girl from Haryana was allegedly raped by a man on the pretext of marrying her. The accused made physical relations with her several times after taking her to a hotel near the Golden Temple and various other parts of Punjab. The incident occurred in February this year.

The incident came to light when the victim filed a complaint with the women’s police station in Ambala Cantonment. She later learnt that the accused, identified as Gurpreet Bajwa of Bazigar Colony in Ambala Cantonment, was married and had two children. The Ambala police registered a ‘zero’ FIR and forwarded it to Amritsar city police for further action.

The victim alleged that Bajwa was threatening to kill her and leak her objectionable pictures on social media if she told anyone about this or dared to lodge a case with the police.

Amritsar’s Division E police station have registered a case under Sections 376 (2) (N) and 506 of the IPC for repeatedly committing rape (on the same woman).

A graduate, the victim said she befriended Bajwa, who on the pretext of marrying her, brought her to the holy city on February 25. After paying obeisance at the Golden Temple, he hired a hotel room on February 26 near the shrine and they stayed there for two days. During the period, the accused made physical relations with her. She said for the next two weeks they visited different places in Punjab, including Anandpur Sahib and during these days, he repeatedly made physical relations with her.

The victim said later she came to know that the accused was already married and had two children. He also threatened to kill her if she told anyone about their relationship.

The police authorities said further investigations were on to nab the suspect.

Took her to several parts of Punjab

A graduate, the victim said she befriended Bajwa, who on the pretext of marrying her, brought her to the holy city on February 25. After paying obeisance at the Golden Temple, he hired a room in a hotel on February 26 near the shrine and they stayed there for two days. During the period, the accused made physical relations with her. She said for the next two weeks they visited different places in Punjab.

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