After one-and-a-half years, the district police have booked seven people, including two women, in the alleged gangrape case involving a 23-year-old married woman. The woman was allegedly kidnapped from Rehrwan village under the Dharamkot subdivision, 26 km from here.
As per the directions of a court, the police took the victim to Dr Mathura Dass Pahwa civil hospital on Saturday for medical examination where Dr Dimple Singla examined her. The entire report has been sent to a laboratory at SAS Nagar, Mohali, for further examination,” said the police official.
Police officials said that the main accused Kaalu of Rehrwan village had allegedly abducted the victim from the house of her in-laws at Baupur village under Shahkot subdivision in district Jalandhar on February 24, 2014.
“As soon as the police had started to examine the complaint of the victim’s in-laws, the victim had submitted an affidavit to the police station of Shahkot that she had gone to her parents’ village on her own consent. After that, the police had stopped investigating this matter,” said Sarabjit Singh, additional station house officer of Dharamkot.
According to the police, six days ago, the victim submitted an application in a local court that seven people, including two women, had abducted her forcibly and the men had raped her in nearby fields of Rehrwan village after giving her some drugs.
“The victim said in her complaint that the culprits had come to her in-laws’ house and tried to abduct her. At the same time, when her husband and other family members tried to stop them, they beat them up and locked them in a room,” said the police official.
Investigation officer (IO) Harjit Kaur, assistant subinspector of Dharamkot police station, said, “We will produce the victim in the court for recording her statement on Monday.” “A case has been registered against Kaalu, Mangal Singh, Jagga Singh, Jal Singh, Sattu Singh, Preeto and Joginder Kaur under sections 363, 366, 376, 342, 452 and 313 of IPC.