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Woman Akali sarpanch among 7 booked for beating woman in Moga

The district police have booked seven people, including a woman Akali sarpanch, for allegedly beating up a woman by wooden sticks at Dhurkot Kalan village under Nihal Singh Wala subdivision, 15 km from here on Sunday. However, no arrest has been made so far in this connection.

india Updated: Aug 16, 2015 21:02 IST
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Manpreet Kaur
Manpreet Kaur seeking action against the village sarpanch and others while talking to the media in Moga on Sunday. (HT Photo)

The district police have booked seven people, including a woman Akali sarpanch, for allegedly beating up a woman by wooden sticks at Dhurkot Kalan village under Nihal Singh Wala subdivision, 15 km from here on Sunday. However, no arrest has been made so far in this connection.

During preliminary investigation, the police also found that the accused had also loaded the video of the victim being beaten up on the social media.

According to the police, Manpreet Kaur, a resident of Dhurkot Kalan, had complained to the senior superintendent of police that her close friend Geeta Rani, who works at a private hospital here as a sanitation worker, and one Suresh Kumar came to her house on Saturday for taking the money she had borrowed from them a few days ago.

"As soon as they entered my home, sarpanch Sarabjit Kaur of my village, member of panchayat Jora Singh and their aides came to my house and started beating us with wooden sticks without any reason in full public view. I tried to save my guests but the attackers dragged us from hair and held us hostage in two different rooms. They beat us mercilessly," the victim mentioned in her complaint.

Gurmeet Singh, deputy superintendent of police (DSP), said that a case has been registered against sarpanch Sarabjit Kaur, her son Bikramjit Singh, member of panchayat Jora Singh, Balvir Singh, Pali Singh, Jagraj Singh, Angrej Singh and some unidentified people under sections 342, 323 and 148 of the Indian Penal Code at Ajitwal police station in this regard.

"However further investigation is underway. The senior police officials watched the video which was uploaded on the social media on Saturday late evening and we are finding the actual facts of this incident. If more people are found guilty, we will also book them. We have formed a special police team for nabbing the accused," said the DSP.

When contacted, Akali sarpanch Sarabjit Kaur said, "Some local residents had complained to me that some bad elements often come to the village. Therefore, as soon as some suspected people entered our village we took action."