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Woman climbs tower accusing kin, cops of rape

A woman from Rorewala village climbed a 300-foot mobile tower to demand action against her brother- in-law and the cops, who allegedly abducted her husband and raped her. The high drama was witnessed for around three hours on Sunday morning as she climbed a mobile tower around 9 am. She also left a suicide note, but after three hours, police convinced her and she came down the tower.

punjab Updated: Apr 17, 2017 14:07 IST
Avtar Singh
Woman atop mobile tower in Sangrur.
Woman atop mobile tower in Sangrur.(HT Photo)

A woman from Rorewala village climbed a 300-foot mobile tower to demand action against her brother- in-law and the cops, who allegedly abducted her husband and raped her. The high drama was witnessed for around three hours on Sunday morning as she climbed a mobile tower around 9 am. She also left a suicide note, but after three hours, police convinced her and she came down the tower.

The woman was identified as Gurmeet Kaur, 40, who was married to a man in January 7, 2016. She alleged that her brother-in-law kidnapped her husband on January 26 and assaulted him.

“I married an aged man for the sake of my child. My husband had 4-acre land, but his brother forcefully registered the land in his name and even raped me along with the cops. I appealed to higher police officials, but to no avail,” said Kaur.

“I harvested wheat crop with the help of some villagers, but my brother-in-law beat us and lodged a false case. I want justice so I chose this way of protest,” she added.

Though the police officials reached the spot and convinced her to come down, the police claimed that she was wanted in a case registered in Lehragaga.

“She was involved in criminal cases and was facing charges under sections like 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house), 447 (punishment for criminal trespass), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) of the Indian Penal Code. She wanted to escape arrest and got admitted to a hospital and then climbed the mobile tower” said, Deepinder Pal Singh, station house officer, city police station, Sangrur.

As she came down the tower, she was admitted to a hospital. Police arrested her in the evening under a case which was registered in Lehragaga.

“She has been arrested because she was wanted in a case. She was trying to escape arrest,” the SHO added.