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Bathinda rape story fabricated, woman aide held

Bharat Khanna and Ashpuneet Kaur Sandhu, Hindustan Times  Bathinda, January 21, 2013
First Published: 22:15 IST(21/1/2013) | Last Updated: 18:17 IST(22/1/2013)

A Moga woman’s story of her kidnapping from Chandigarh and dumping here after gangrape in a moving car has turned out to false.


She posed as victim to frame her boyfriend’s wife who had got her into prison on the accusation of attempted murder by poking with HIV-infected needles. She was out on bail when she made up the story.

Along with suspect Gurveer Kaur (24), the police have also arrested Rohtash Kumar, who claimed to have brought the woman to hospital in her unconscious state. Suspects Gurveer Kaur, Rohtash, Ramesh, and Sunil Kumar are charged under Sections 420 (cheating), 195 (submitting false evidence to get someone imprisoned for life), 211 (false charge with intent to injure) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The plan also involved consensual sex between Gurveer Kaur and Rohtash Kumar to make it easy to prove rape.

A year ago, Gurveer and her boyfriend, Sunil Kumar, were charged with torturing Sunil’s wife to the extent of sometimes even poking her with unsterilised needles, which gave her HIV-AIDS. The target became blind because of the repeated assault and on Friday, doctors at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh operated on her eyes.

In January last year, after the victim’s father took the matter to the Punjab director general of police, Gurveer and Sunil were charged with attempt to murder. In Abohar jail, they became friends with Rohtash and Ramesh and made them partners in the conspiracy.

"All four suspects, including Sunil Kumar who is in jail, now are suspects in the fake gangrape case," inspector general of police Nirmal Singh Dhillon said here on Monday. "A hunt is on for Ramesh. Gurveer Kaur and Rohtash had consensual sex to prove rape and put her enemies behind bars."

The plot

* On the pretext of going to Chandigarh for job interview, Gurveer went instead to Rohtash and Ramesh at Dabwali in Haryana
* The men dropped her at Panniwala village for stay n On Sunday evening, both dropped Gurveer on the Dabwali road here and created a scene that she had been thrown out of a moving car after gangrape
Rohtash took Gurveer to the Civil Hospital and tried to pass her off as victim of gangrape.

The hoax

Gurveer Kaur told the police in Bathinda on Sunday that four people had kidnapped her from Chandigarh, drugged her in their car, and taken her to a place where they had raped her and filmed her naked before throwing her out of a moving car on the Sangat Mandi road in Bathinda on Sunday evening. On Monday evening, Gurveer Kaur was shifted to Field Hostel in Bathinda from the city's Civil Hospital.

The Moga woman has a nursing degree of a private college in Gidderbaha constituency of Muktsar district. “Working at some private hospital in Bathinda, she had come into contact with Sunil and developed relations with her," said senior superintendent of police Ravcharan Singh Brar. Gurveer Kaur told the police that on Friday, she had gone to Mohali for a job interview a friend had told her about and at the Sector 43 bus stand in Chandigarh, Sunil's wife, his mother, and two other men had pulled her inside a car.

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