Man lynched after rape bid in Batala

  • Vishal Sally, Hindustan Times, Batala
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2016 09:50 IST

A 28-year-old youth was beaten to death at Hardhan village, after he reportedly opened fire on the father of a girl, who the deceased tried to rape, here on Wednesday.

Gurdev Singh, a resident of at Hardhan village under Ranger Nangal police station, lodged a complaint with the police on Wednesday afternoon that when his niece, a Class-9 student, who was alone at her house, the two accused barged into her house and tried to rape her.

Listening to the screams of the girl, neighbours rushed to the spot and caught both the accused. Subsequently, getting information about the incident, girl’s father Kulwant Singh also reached the spot and tried to assault the accused.

Unable to bear the manhandling, one of the accused, Baljeet Singh Balan, a resident of Manan village took out his pistol and fired three bullets at Kulwant Singh, who was seriously injured and was rushed to the Batala civil hospital.

Seeing Baljeet firing bullets at Kulwant Singh, the agitated neighbours attacked him and beat him to death while Baljeet’s companion, Taljinder Singh, a resident of Arrian village, was seriously injured and was rushed to a hospital by the police. Giving information, SHO Ranger Nangal police station Rajesh Kakkar said Kulwant Singh was rushed to Amritsar in a serious condition.

Meanwhile, on the statement of Gurdev Singh, the police had registered a case under section 307, 354, 452, 34 of the IPC and 25/54/59 of the Arms Act against Baljeet Singh and Taljinder Singh while they had not recorded the statements of deceased’s relatives, after which a counter case will be registered in this regard.

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