Patiala: Granthi, friend booked for kidnapping, raping 15-year-old
While Sanjog Singh was arrested, the granthi, Jeewan Singh, is on the run.punjab Updated: Aug 13, 2017 11:13 IST
Police on Saturday booked two persons, including a ‘granthi’, on the charges of raping and kidnapping 15-year-old girl.
The accused have been identified as Sanjog Singh, 22, of Chunagara village near Patran, and Jeewan Singh, a granthi at village gurdwara.Patran station house officer Amanpal Singh said the father of the victim, a class-10 student, alleged that Sanjog abducted his daughter when she on her way to e school on Friday morning and took her to isolated place and raped her.
“The matter came to light when a villager noted down the number of Sanjog’s car and immediately informed police. The accused returned to the village around 2 pm to drop the girl but drive away after seeing villagers and police outside the school,” the SHO said
He said the accused took the victim to granthi Jeewan Singh house in Burar village, where they allegedly mercilessly thrashed the girl and made her obscene video. Police said both accused allegedly threatened her that they would circulate the video on social media sites, if she dared to disclose their names to police.
“On reaching home, the victim narrated the whole incident to her father, who approached police and registered a formal complaint,” the SHO added.
While Sanjog was arrested, the granthi is on the run. “Sanjog told police that the objectionable video was in granthi’s mobile phone,” the police said.
Police have registered case under Sections 376 (rape), 363 (kidnapping), 366A (procuration of minor girl), 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (punishment for causing injuries voluntarily) of IPC and section 4 (penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.