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Woman alleges gang-rape at Morni

chandigarh Updated: Mar 29, 2012 13:13 IST
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A 19-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped at a hotel in Morni on Sunday after being lured into the promise of providing her a job.

Three days after she first complained to the police, the Panchkula police registered a case against two unidentified men on Wednesday. One of the accused is reported to be an executive engineer in Ludhiana.

However, the police claimed that they did not receive any complaint on Sunday. Commenting on the alleged delay in registering the case, ACP (crime) Dheeraj Setia said ACP (city) Iqbal Kaur would inquire into that.

On Wednesday, the victim, a resident of Sector 15, appeared before Setia and alleged police indifference. Following this, he ordered that a case be registered.

According to the victim's complaint, her husband had not been keeping well. She alleged that two men had approached her on the pretext of providing her a job as a maid at their house.

At about 2 pm on Sunday, the two took her in a car to a hotel in Morni, where she was allegedly raped. At about 7 pm, one of them dropped her at her house. The woman raised an alarm and the neighbours gathered on the spot.

The police were sounded and there were allegedly heated arguments between the two parties at the Sector-15 police station.

The victim again allegedly called up the police control room at midnight, following which the police reached her house and she claimed to have submitted a complaint to them. The victim's family alleged that the police did not act on the complaint.

ASI Ishwar Singh later claimed that they had received no complaint from the woman.

Meanwhile, the victim was taken to the spot where the crime took place at Morni.

A case under Section 376 (gang rape) has been registered against two unidentified people. "The victim is not sure about the identity of the accused, that is why the case has been registered against unidentified people. We are investigating the case," said Sector-14 SHO Aman Kumar.