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Ludhiana cops to hire bilingual translator for rape victim

A day after a 23-year-old woman was allegedly thrown out of a moving car after an attempt of rape on her, the police failed to record the statement of the victim with her language posing a major hurdle. The police said the victim’s tongue was Bengali, Odia or Nepali and they could not comprehend what she was saying. Police have now decided to hire a bilingual to record her statements.

punjab Updated: Nov 02, 2016 15:23 IST
HT Correspondent
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Division 5 station house officer, Beant Juneja, said police have been working hard to trace the victim’s family but in vain.(Representative image)

A day after a 23-year-old woman was allegedly thrown out of a moving car after an attempt of rape on her, the police failed to record the statement of the victim with her language posing a major hurdle. Police said the victim spoke in Bengali, Odia or Nepali and they could not comprehend what she was saying. Police have now decided to hire a bilingual to record her statements.

Meanwhile, police produced both the accused Manoj Kumar and Naresh Kumar before the court on Tuesday. The court remanded the accused to one day in police custody.

Division 5 station house officer, Beant Juneja, said police have been working hard to trace the victim’s family but in vain.

“The woman either kept quiet or spoke in a regional language which was hard for us to comprehend. We made announcements in surrounding areas about the woman so that her family could contact the police,” said Juneja.

“We have hired someone who speaks Nepalese who will accompany police to DMCH. We will try to communicate with her through him,” he added.

The accused, during questioning, told police that they picked up the woman from Aarti Chowk on Diwali Night and took her to their rented accommodation. They lost the keys of the house when they took her away in their vehicle.

The victim was later thrown out of the vehicle after she resisted and the accused fled the spot soon after. The SHO added that the picture will be clear after recording the statement of the victim.

The accused, who were drunk, kidnapped the woman on the pretext of offering her a lift in their pick-up auto from Aarti Chowk on Sunday night and had thrown her out of the running vehicle near Saggu Chowk. Onlookers rushed to her aid and took her to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.