The police on Thursday booked four persons for gang raping a minor girl. The 16-year-old girl's father, who is a home guard jawan at Focal Point police station, had to struggle to get the case registered. He created ruckus at the Focal Point police station, as the police were dilly-dallying the matter. But, after agitation, the Ladhowal police registered a case against the four accused in this context.
The accused have been identified as Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi, Sukha of Bulara village, Suraj and Gola of Dugri.The case was registered following the victim's statement. In her complaint, the victim stated that her mother worked as domestic help in a house in Hambran.
She alleged that on October 13 last, when she was returning home from market, the accused Suraj stopped her in the way. The accused asked her to come with him on his motorcycle, claiming that her mother had called her to Hambran.
She further alleged that the accused took her to a tubewell room in Hambran and raped her. Meanwhile, his accomplices, including Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi, Sukha and Gola also turned up there and they also raped her.
She said, “After outraging her modesty, the accused took her to Baddipura village of Moga and kept her in a rented accommodation. The village sarpanch found their activities suspicious and he asked them to leave. After that she had come back to her home.”
“A few days ago, she had narrated the whole incident to her aunt (father's sister), who explained everything to her father,” she said.
Following this, her father, who is a home guard jawan, made a complaint to senior officials to register case against the accused. The officers then forwarded the complaint to concerned police station to register the case.
The cop alleged that though he had been serving the department for the past two decades, the police were reluctant to lodge FIR against the accused.
Sub-inspector Kiran Lata, who has been investigating the matter, said, “The police have launched a manhunt for the arrest of the accused after registering a case against them.”
It is pertinent to mention here that homeguard jawan's wife had left his house in 2014, and had started living separately with her two daughters in Sahnewal village. In 2015, his wife came back to him. The victim's elder was married.