Already facing trial for kidnapping a 16-year-old girl on the pretext of marriage and raping her, a married man abducted the same girl from her house at Shimlapuri on Sunday.
The girl’s kin stated that when the accused struck at their home, they called up the police, but police did not take any action.
Following this, the family contacted deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Dhruman Nimbale, who has marked an investigation into the case to Shimlapuri station house officer (SHO) Balwinder Singh.
The accused, Sanju, a resident of Shimlapuri, is married and has children.
He was booked by Shimlapuri police for abducting the 16-year-old girl on March 16. Police had recovered the victim one week after the incident and handed her over to parents, but the accused had managed to flee.
After recording victim’s statement, police have added sections of rape in the first information report (FIR).
Kin of the victim stated that after this, the accused threatened them to withdraw complaint filed against him.
Father of the victim said, “On Friday, the accused struck at their home and tried to kidnap their daughter, but locals huddled there and repulsed the accused from there. On Sunday, the accused again turned up at our home and kidnapped my daughter after thrashing me. We had informed the police, but no one turned up there to save my daughter.”
Victim’s father alleged that the accused is police informer and that was the reason why police were reluctant in arresting him.
Sanju is facing trial in several criminal cases, including attempt to murder. He was arrested in an attempt to murder case last year, but was bailed out later.
Meanwhile, refuting all allegations, Shimlapuri SHO Balwinder Singh said, “The spot from where the accused has abducted the girl falls under jurisdiction of Daba police. I have asked the family to contact police there. Shimlapuri police have launched a manhunt for his arrest in abduction and rape case that was registered against him on March 16.”