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Rape victim ends life, case registered against 7

The Haibowal police have booked seven persons for driving 16-year-old rape victim to suicide late on Thursday night. The police said the victim allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance following relentless pressure by accused to withdraw her complaint.

punjab Updated: Nov 29, 2014 15:00 IST
HT Correspondent

The Haibowal police have booked seven persons for driving 16-year-old rape victim to suicide late on Thursday night.

The police said the victim allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance following relentless pressure by accused to withdraw her complaint.

The accused have been identified as Gurvinder Singh, Satpal, Gurvinder’s father Balbir Singh, Lakhbir Singh, Gurdeep Singh, Gurdeep’s wife Harjinder Kaur and Mehar Singh of Dashmesh Nagar.

Gurvinder, with the help of his accomplices, abducted the victim and raped her on the pretext of marriage around three years ago. The Shimlapuri police had registered a case against the accused in this context and had also arrested them. Gurvinder, who is the main accused in the case, is currently lodged in the Ludhiana central jail, while the rest of the accused were released on bail.

According to the victim’s mother, the accused used to threaten them to withdraw the case. They had also threatened her daughter on Wednesday after a court hearing following which the girl came under depression and ended her life.

Inspector Dharampal, acting station house officer (SHO) at the Haibowal police station, said the police had launched a manhunt to the arrest of the accused.