More shame: Two rape cases registered in dist

More shame: Two rape cases registered in dist

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 28

A day after a sewadar of a gurdwara was booked by the police for allegedly trying to rape a mentally unstable girl, another case was reported to the Tarsikka police in which a youth was booked for allegedly raping a woman of Sarja village who suffered from depression.

The accused has been identified as Meharban Singh of Sarja village who has not been arrested so far.

The victim’s husband told the police that his 31-year-old wife suffered from depression and had been taking treatment from Dr Vidya Sagar Institute of Mental Health for the past three years. He said on Saturday she went to Khilchian but did not return.

He said they were searching for her when they came to know that a woman was lying at the Beriana bus stop. He said when he brought her back she told him that Meharban Singh of Sarja village took her from the bus stop to a field where she was allegedly raped by him. Following this, the Tarsikka police booked Meharban under Section 376 (2) of the IPC.

In another incident, the Jandiala police have booked Judge of Nangal Guru village for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. The victim told the police that the accused forcibly took her to his home where he sexually assaulted her.

She said she was a Class XI student of Government Senior Secondary School in Jandiala Guru. She said the accused used to stalk her and harass her for an affair. She said she did not tell her family about this. She said on Saturday when she was going to market, the accused grabbed her arm and took to his home where he raped her. She said she resisted him and even raised an alarm. In the meantime, her mother reached the spot while looking for her. She said her mother rescued her from Judge who fled from the spot.

The police have registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC and Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act against Judge who is on the run.

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