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Gurdaspur gangrape:Accused sent to 3 days custody

Kamaljit Singh Kamal, Hindustan Times   Gurdaspur , January 13, 2013
First Published: 17:15 IST(13/1/2013) | Last Updated: 00:44 IST(14/1/2013)

The court of judicial magistrate on Sunday remanded the six accused of gangraping a 29-year-old married woman, in Gurdaspur district, to three days police custody.

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The six accused identified as Daler Singh of Bhittewal village, conductor Ravi of Sahaipur village, Jaswinder Singh alias Sunny and Jagpreet Singh alias Raju, both residents of Ladhupur village, Satwant Singh alias Jassa of Jagowal Bangar village and Gora of Ghorewah village were brought form Kahnuwan police station to Gurdaspur court under heavy police security. The seventh accused, however, is still at large.

The rape victim had boarded a private mini bus at her parental village Jagatpur in Pathankot district for her in-laws' house in Ghukla village 40 kms away.

When the bus arrived at her destination, the driver Daler Singh and conductor Ravi did not stop the bus and took her to Gurdaspur, at a distance of 24 kms from her destination.
 
Senior superintendent of police Rajjit Singh said that the driver and the conductor allegedly took her on a motor cycle to an unknown place where five of their friends also joined them.
The SSP said that from there she was taken to a house where all the seven accused allegedly gangraped her.
The victim told the police that Daler Singh dropped her near her in-laws' Ghukla village the next morning from where she walked to her house and then went to Kahnuwan police station to report the crime.

The SSP said that after getting her medically examined,which confirmed the rape, the police registered a case against all the seven accused under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code. The SSP told that after registration of an FIR on the statement of the victim, the police immediately swung into action and managed to arrest six of the accused within hours.

He said that the seventh accused identified as Sarbjit Singh of Chib village was still at large. He, however, said that police teams had been sent to his possible hideouts to nab him.

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