An auto-rickshaw driver has been arrested for allegedly abducting and raping the 17-year-old sister of his employer, a hosiery factory owner.
After raping her, the accused kept moving the victim to various locations before taking her to his sister's house in Kurukshetra on Tuesday. However, the victim was rescued by the police and her father after the accused's sister informed the victim's father about the incident.
The accused has been identified as Gaurav (25), a resident of Sector 32 at Chandigarh road. The accused used to work with a hosiery factory at New Shivpuri area.
In her complaint to the Salem Tabri police, the victim said she came in contact with the accused as he was an employee at her brother's hosiery factory.
Later, he started insisting on meeting her. She alleged that the accused also asked her to steal Rs 1 lakh from her house, adding that he threatened to murder her brother and throw acid on her if she did not follow his instructions.
The victim said under duress, she stole Rs 1 lakh from the money box kept in the temple of her house and handed it over to the accused.
She alleged on April 10, the accused abducted her from her house and ferried her to an unknown location and raped her in a room. He then moved her to various locations for six days before taking her to his sister's house in Kurukshetra on Tuesday. The victim said she narrated the incident to his sister and pleaded to help her, following which the woman called her father. When the accused came to know about it, he fled his sister's house.
Later, her father and a police team reached Kurukshetra and rescued her.
Inspector Dharampal, station house officer (SHO), Salem Tabri police station, said the accused was arrested from the grain market following a tip-off on Wednesday. He was produced before the court that sent him to four-day police custody. The SHO said efforts were on to recover the Rs 1 lakh that the accused made the victim steal.
Dharampal said the police had registered a case of abduction and rape immediately after receiving a complaint from the victim. He added that the accused was married and had a five-year-old daughter.