Man held on rape charge

Man held on rape charge

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Tribune News Service

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 13

A man was arrested on Wednesday for raping a girl at Mal Majra village in Samrala.

The accused had been identified as Gurjit Singh, a resident of Sangatpura village in Khanna district.

The complainant, the girl’s mother, told the police that the accused and her daughter had exchanged phone numbers a few weeks ago after which both started talking over phone.

After developing a friendship, he also proposed her daughter.

On the pretext of solemnising marriage with her daughter, the accused had been sexually abusing her.

He used to make excuses whenever the girl asks him about their marriage.

The complainant alleged that the accused had also threatened her of dire consequences if she tells anybody about the matter. A few days ago, her daughter told her family about her sexual exploitation, following which the police were informed.

ASI Lakhwinder Kaur said after receiving a complaint, a case of rape was registered against the accused and yesterday he was arrested.

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