A resident of Chohla Sahib has accused an engineer in her husband's employer company and his companion of raping her when she went to ask for her husband's salary. Further, accusing Tarn Taran police of inaction, she has threatened to commit suicide if her plea was not considered.
The victim, who has also approached the Punjab Human Rights Commission and the state DGP, to demand a probe into the matter and get a case registered, said she had lodged a written complaint against the suspects at Chohla Sahib police station. According to sources, the victim, who was married to Prithi Singh, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, five years ago said her husband was an electrician and was working in a private company based at Chohla Sahib.
"The company had signed a contract with my husband for installing new transformers in fields," she said, adding that her husband lost his arms due power shock when he was installing a transformer. The company did not pay her husband the salary amounting to Rs 2 lakh, she claimed.
The victim alleged that she went to her husband's office several times to get his remaining salary, but the engineer and his companion harassed her and forced her to have physical relation with them. She alleged that when she again went to the company's office, the duo caught hold of her, dragged her to another room and raped her. (read more in the September 22 print edition of Hindustan Times)