Minor girl raped, 1 booked in Amritsar

Minor girl raped, 1 booked in Amritsar

A youth was on Monday booked for allegedly raping a minor girl who works at a brick kiln at Kiampur village falling under the jurisdiction of Ajnala police station. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 31

A youth was on Monday booked for allegedly raping a minor girl who works at a brick kiln at Kiampur village falling under the jurisdiction of Ajnala police station. The incident occurred on August 25 while a case was registered on August 30.

The accused has been identified as Gurpreet Singh of Bhoewali village, who also works at the same brick kiln.

The 17-year-old complainant told the police that on August 25 she did not go to work and Gurpreet came to her house. She alleged that the accused said he had some work in Amritsar and on the way, he would collect her wage.

She alleged that the accused took her to a hotel near the Golden Temple and raped her. The victim said the accused left her at Khatrai Khurd village and fled away. She said she narrated the entire incident to her family.

The police have registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC and Section 4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Further investigation was under progress and raids were on to nab Gurpreet.

Man ends life; wife, paramour booked

Four days after a man identified Harpreet Singh (45) ended his life, the Mattewal police have booked his wife and her paramour on charges of abetment to suicide. Harpreet had hanged himself with a ceiling fan on August 26.

Charanjit Kaur, sister of the vicitm, alleged that Harpreet got married to Amandeep Kaur around 15 years ago. She said on August 26, Harpreet ended his life by hanging with the ceiling fan.

She said they came to know that Amandeep, who works as a nurse at a hospital, had illicit relations with Malkeet Singh, a resident of Sathiala village. She said Harpreet learned about this and he was deeply upset. The Mattewal police have registered a case under Sections 306 and 34 of the IPC against Amandeep and Malkeet in this connection while no arrest has been made so far.

Cops said investigation was under way and the accused would be arrested soon.

Servant attempts suicide with shop owner’s revolver

Tarn Taran: Shamsher Singh (23), working at a chemist shop in Kang village, attempted suicide with the revolver of the shop owner on Tuesday. He was admitted to a local private hospital, where his condition is still critical.

Preetinder Singh, DSP, Goindawal Sahib, said Gurwinder Singh, proprietor of Randhwan Medical Store, had gone to his house for some work in the afternoon, when Shamsher shot himself with his revolver.

The DSP said doctors have not declared Shamsher fit for recording his statement. He said further action would be initiated according to the spot evidence after he recovers and becomes fit to record his statement. — OC

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