The Basti Jodhewal police here have arrested a Dubai-based NRI for raping a 23-year-old woman on the pretext of marrying her. The police have also booked his brother for helping him. The victim is a former fiance of the accused.
The accused has been identified as Balwinder Singh, 27, of Boothgarhm village, while his brother Dharminder Singh is absconding.
In her complaint, the victim from New Shastri Nagar alleged that she was engaged to Balwinder a few months ago. But later, they broke up and the accused fled to Dubai.
She alleged that the accused came back to Ludhiana and met her. The accused lured her with the promise of marrying her.
A few days back the accused, along with his brother Dharminder, approached her. The accused took her in their SUV. Then Dharminder left them alone following which the accused established physical relations with her. Later, when she asked him to marry her, he refused.
Basti Jodhewal SHO Harwinder Singh said the police arrested the accused on Monday after registering a case of rape against him and his brother.