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Assault on Bathinda family: Cops fail to arrest accused, family threatens to end lives

The 19-year-old victim girl and family members, who were allegedly beaten up by the cop, his son and aides at their home in Dharamkot, on Monday, threatened to end their lives if the police fail to arrest the accused people.

punjab Updated: Nov 08, 2016 15:27 IST
Parampreet Singh Narula

The 19-year-old victim girl and family members, who were allegedly beaten up by the cop, his son and aides at their home in Dharamkot, on Monday, threatened to end their lives if the police fail to arrest the accused people.

Head constable Gurdeep Singh and his son Bharat along with other accomplices beat up girl and four other members of her family as the family had filed a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana high court against Bharat for ‘molesting’ the girl.

However, the district police have suspended the head constable Gurdeep Singh, but the police have failed to arrest any accused person even after passing of five days.

The incident took place on November 2, after the high court had sent summon to Bharat. Irked over it, he, along with his father and friends, reached the victim’s house, carrying hockey sticks and other sharp-edged weapons, and started beating her and her family members.

“Bharat and his friend Noni locked me in the room and attempted to rape me. When I protested, they brutally beat me up which resulted in severe injuries,” the victim told HT.

However, the district police have suspended the head constable Gurdeep Singh, but the police have failed to arrest any accused person even after passing of five days.

“After this incident, dignity of our family has been spoilt. We will end our lives if the police fail to take any action against the accused,” victim’s father said demanding arrest of the accused people.

The victim girl, her parents, brother and sister, who were seriously injured in the incident have been undergoing treatment at the Moga civil hospital.

The girl told HT that Bharat had been ‘harassing and molesting’ her for the past five months. She said they tried to lodge a first information report (FIR) against him, but police did not listen to them.

“We even met the deputy superintendent of the police of Dharamkot, but to no avail . We also filed an online complaint to deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal about this,” she said.

Jasvir Singh, station house officer (SHO) Dharamkot said, “The accused cop has been suspended after I had sent the inquiry report and all the accused persons will be arrested soon,” he said.

Meanwhile, on the complaint of the victim’s father, the police have booked head constable Gurdeep Singh, Bharat, Noni, Rinku and six unidentified people.

The case has been registered under section 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Dharamkot Police Station.