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Bathinda rape fabricated, ‘victim’ taken into custody

HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times  Bathinda, January 21, 2013
First Published: 12:00 IST(21/1/2013) | Last Updated: 23:18 IST(21/1/2013)

A Moga nurse who claimed she was gang raped for two days before being dumped in Bathinda on Sunday night, had faked it, the police claimed.

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Rubbishing the rape charge, the police arrested the woman, who was out on bail in an attempt-to-murder case, along with one Rohtash Kumar, who claimed to have brought her to the hospital in an unconscious state. The woman and Rohtash were in league, the police said, and the idea was to get even with her boyfriend Sunil Kumar’s wife and her family. Earlier, she and Sunil had tried to kill his wife for which Sunil is still in jail.

In her complaint to the Bathinda police on Sunday, the woman had alleged that she had been abducted from outside the Sector 43 inter-state bus terminus in Chandigarh on Friday by two women – one of them Sunil’s wife -- and two men. She alleged that she had been raped by two unidentified men and thrown out of a moving car in Bathinda. She also alleged that she had been filmed by her attackers.

According to the police, the woman told her family she was going for an interview in Chandigarh but instead went to meet Rohtash and Ramesh in Dabwali, where she stayed the night. Later, they enacted the scene-after-rape at the Bathinda-Dabwali road.

On Monday IGP Nirmal Singh Dhillon said, “A year ago, the woman and Sunil were charged with torturing and injecting his wife with unsterilised needles, which gave her HIV/AIDS. In Abohar jail, they became friends with Rohtash and Ramesh, who became co-conspirators.According to an agency report, doctors at the Bathinda civil hospital said the woman’s medical examination showed she had been sexually assaulted. The police, however, said the woman and Rohtash had had consensual sex to prove rape.


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