Canada-based man booked for bigamy, raping wife

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jan 06, 2016 00:21 IST
The accused has been identified as Vijay Preet Singh of Canada. (HT Photo)

A Canada-based man was booked for bigamy and raping wife on Monday.

The accused has been identified as Vijay Preet Singh of Canada.

The case was registered following the complaint of his second wife, a resident of Khera village.

The police have also booked Vijay Preet’s brother Mandeep Singh, father Balwinder Singh and mother Rachhpal Kaur of Chhapar.

The complainant, a resident of Khera village, is a doctor by profession.

In her complaint t the police on January 1, she told that she got married to a Canada-based doctor in January 2015. But, at that time, Vijay Preet concealed the fact that he was already married to a woman in Canada. Meanwhile, his second wife came to know about this. When she resisted, the accused threatened her with dire consequences. She also alleged that the accused had forcibly established physical relations with her.

The victim also alleged that parents of the accused were aware about the fact that their son was already married, but they not only concealed the things, but also solemnised his second marriage.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Harjit Singh said, “Following the complaint of the woman, Dehlon police have registered a case under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 495 (offence with concealment of former marriage from person with whom subsequent marriage is contracted), 496 (marriage ceremony fraudulently gone through without lawful marriage), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 376 (rape) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC against all accused. Police have launched a manhunt for the arrest of the accused.”

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