Three people have been booked for raping an unmarried woman over a period of time as and when she came in their contact.
Those booked have been identified as her lover Lakhbir Singh of Maqboolpura; Kanwaljit Singh alias Tita, a helper at a medical clinic where she was taking treatment for tuberculosis; and an unidentified tantrik.
A rape case has been registered against the trio under Sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code at the Maqboolpura police station on the complaint of the victim on Thursday. However, no arrest has been made in this regard.
On Friday, the cops sent the victim for medical examination and launched a hunt to nab the accused.
Investigating officer (IO) sub-inspector Kanwaljit Kaur said the victim approached the police on Thursday evening with a complaint. Kaur said the victim had an affair with Lakhbir for almost a year. “They developed physical relations, but the man turned out to be married, which left the girl disillusioned,” the IO said.
The victim later contracted tuberculosis (TB) and started taking treatment from a medical clinic, Kaur said. “One day, when she went to get her medicines from the clinic, where Kanwaljit Singh, a helper, raped her,” the SI said. She said unable to take it anymore, the woman, who by this time was mentally upset, jumped off the terrace of her house and ended up hurting her leg.
“While she was on her way to getting medical help, she met an unidentified disabled tantrik, who offered her his wheelchair and took her to his hut nearby, where he raped her,” said SI Lakhbir Kaur.
She maintained that the matter was being investigated and charges being verified.
“A case has been registered against all the three accused and efforts are being made to arrest them.”