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Nishan Singh gets lifer; mother, two others get 7 years jail

punjab Updated: May 27, 2013 20:23 IST
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Nishan Singh, the main accused in Shruti kidnapping case, was awarded life sentence while his mother Navjot Kaur and two others were sentenced for seven years each by a trial court, here on Monday.

Shruti Sachdeva (15), who was abducted from her Faridkot house at gunpoint by Nishan Singh and his accomplices on September 24 last year was rescued from Goa almost a month after.

Shruti's father Ashwani Kumar Sachdeva and mother Seema Sachdeva were thrashed by the accused when the couple tried to resist the kidnappers.

Her neighbours also couldn't resist the kidnappers armed with guns and iron rods.

The assailants had dragged her out of the house by hair and bundled her into a Ford Icon car in full public view. The gang had also fired shots to intimidate the neighbours and onlookers.

A team of Punjab Police had found them at Baga beach in Goa.

Nishan had kidnapped Shruti once before as well, however, police did not take any action against him.

After being rescued, Shruti refused to go with her parents and has been living in Nari Niketan home in Jalandhar.

Case Timeline
June 25: Class 10 student Shruti Sachdeva kidnapped by gangster Nishan Singh

July 27: Shruti escapes; Nishan, though booked for kidnapping and rape, continues to roam freely in Faridkot

Sept 24: Nishan and his three armed accomplices barge into Shruti's house at 9.40 am, attack her family members and kidnap her at gunpoint

Sept 27: Shruti and Nishan reach Gurgaon by train from Chandigarh

Sept 28: Board train to Goa from Delhi and reach there two days later

Oct 6: Faridkot DIG and SSP release a letter purportedly written by Shruti that says she eloped with Nishan

Oct 8: Police release photos of their marriage

Oct 11: Faridkot SSP transferred over his questionable role in the case

Oct 12: Faridkot residents hold bandh against police inaction

Oct 17: Police team dispatched to Goa

Oct 21: Nishan and Shruti found sitting at Baga beach