Trusting a stranger to arrange an accommodation for her in a strange city, cost a young woman her modesty. A 24-year-old mentally distraught married woman hailing from Jalandhar, who had sought shelter in the city after a disagreement with her family, was allegedly gang raped in a hotel near the Golden Temple in Amritsar by three persons, one of them the man whom she had trusted to arrange an accommodation for her.
The Amritsar City Police rounded up two persons in this regard besides registering a case against five persons including the manager of the hotel where the rape allegedly took place, under sections 376-D, 120-B IPC in a case registered at C Division Police Station on the complaint of the woman.
Four of the five accused have been identified as Harpal Singh, the manager, Sukha (who befriended the woman), Sonu and Harry (Sukha's friends) and an unidentified person.Giving details ACP Bal Kishen Singla said that the woman, who is married and based at Jalandhar, came to Amritsar a few days ago following disagreement with her family over some domestic matter.
"In Amritsar she got in touch with Sukha, one of the accused, who promised to help her by arranging her stay at a hotel near the Golden Temple. He added that the woman apparently trusted the man and even exchanged phone numbers with him. "The accused Sukha then arranged a room for her at a hotel near the Golden Temple and asked the woman to move in," he maintained.
He added that the room in question was already booked in the name of two friends of the accused, who were already there, but the woman was not aware of this. In a complaint lodged with the police the lady has alleged that two of the accused were already present in the room when she checked in.
"Two persons have been rounded up in this regard. A case has already been registered against the accused. Efforts are on to arrest all of them. Further investigations are being held into the matter," said the ACP.