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Woman alleges rape by 'already-married' NRI husband

chandigarh Updated: Feb 28, 2014 13:41 IST
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The police here on Thursday registered a rape case on the complaint of a resident of Sector 21 against her Mexico-based NRI husband, who had even hidden from her that he was already married.

Besides the husband, Rakesh Lohan, with whom the woman got married on December 31, 2010, his eight family members have been booked along with him on charges of dowry harassment too.

The woman's complaint details that after staying with her for a few days after marriage, Lojan went to Mexico and demanded `15 lakh as dowry when she asked him to take her along. As she refused to get the money, she was allegedly beaten up and her in-laws harassed her over the dowry.

He returned from Mexico on February 2, 2012, stayed with her and went back on March 10, 2012. Next, he returned to India on November 29, 2012, and the woman's family finally gave `10 lakh as dowry to him on January 1, 2013. The woman submitted that her parents told her in-laws that the remaining `5 lakh would be given soon.

On February 6, 2013, Rakesh again left for Mexico with the promise that he would call her there.
On March 26, 2013, as the victim had applied for a visa to Mexico, she got to know from the embassy that her husband was already married to a woman named Andrea Sandra.

The police have now registered the rape case against her husband and also another case for asking dowry against nine people in all - the woman's husband, father-in-law Ram Kumar Lohan, mother-in-law Meena Devi, brother-in-law Rajesh and his wife Rupali, sister-in-law Poonam and her husband Dr Jai Kumar (posted at civil hospital, Jind), and another sister-in-law Suman and her husband Sampooran.

Sampooran is posted as sub-divisional officer (SDO) in a telephone exchange at Narwana.