Batala SSP Tulsi Ram told HT, “The girl’s father, Ravi Kumar, has complained that she was abducted by the two youth on Wednesday. After reaching home in the evening, she attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.”
She was rushed to a hospital in Batala the same night but was referred to Shri Guru Ram Das Hospital in Amritsar on Thursday.
The police have registered a case under Section 363 (kidnapping), 366-A, 306 (abetment of suicide), 511 and 120-B of the IPC against the two absconding accused, Harvinder Singh and Money, who are reportedly in their 20s.
Since the girl was not in a position to give a statement, the SSP said, “The case has been registered on her father’s complaint. However, we will look into the post-mortem report to ascertain if there is any indication of rape. We will add that section as well.”
Father Ravi Kumar also said, “I don’t know about the rape, she did not say anything. This will be clear from the post-mortem report.”