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Woman’s email lands uncle in jail for seven years on rape charges

An email from a 36-year woman in the UK, stating that she was raped while studying in India, has landed her 60-year-old uncle in jail for seven years.

punjab Updated: May 06, 2016 14:19 IST
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Additional sessions judge Harpreet Kaur, on Wednesday, sentenced Sukhwant Singh Sidhu, who was living in Rani Bagh locality, to seven years in jail, a police official said.
Additional sessions judge Harpreet Kaur, on Wednesday, sentenced Sukhwant Singh Sidhu, who was living in Rani Bagh locality, to seven years in jail, a police official said.(HT Photo)

An email from a 36-year woman in the UK, stating that she was raped while studying in India, has landed her 60-year-old uncle in jail for seven years.

Additional sessions judge Harpreet Kaur, on Wednesday, sentenced Sukhwant Singh Sidhu, who was living in Rani Bagh locality, to seven years in jail, a police official said.

The convict, who was out on bail at the time of the verdict, has been arrested.

Officials of the NRI Police Station here said the complaint was lodged with them through email sent from the UK in which the victim wrote to the inspector general of police (IGP) that she was repeatedly raped by her uncle at home for many years.

The victim, who was born in 1980, was left with her uncle by her mother for the purpose of her study. But she was raped since she was 9-year-old and she did not tell anyone about it due to fear, the police official said.

But soon after going to the UK after completing her MBBS, she wrote an email to the Punjab Police and subsequently a case of rape was registered in the NRI Police Station on May 5, 2014 and Sukhwant was arrested on July 7 the same year.

During the pendency of the case, she visited India and along with her mother recorded their statements before the police and court.