The rape victim had boarded a private mini bus at her parental village Jagatpur in Pathankot district for her in-laws' house in Ghukla village 40 kms away.When the bus arrived at her destination, the driver Daler Singh and conductor Ravi did not stop the bus and took her to Gurdaspur, at a distance of 24 kms from her destination. Senior superintendent of police Rajjit Singh said that the driver and the conductor allegedly took her on a motor cycle to an unknown place where five of their friends also joined them.The SSP said that from there she was taken to a house where all the seven accused allegedly gangraped her.The victim told the police that Daler Singh dropped her near her in-laws' Ghukla village the next morning from where she walked to her house and then went to Kahnuwan police station to report the crime.
The SSP said that after getting her medically examined,which confirmed the rape, the police registered a case against all the seven accused under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code. The SSP told that after registration of an FIR on the statement of the victim, the police immediately swung into action and managed to arrest six of the accused within hours.
He said that the seventh accused identified as Sarbjit Singh of Chib village was still at large. He, however, said that police teams had been sent to his possible hideouts to nab him.