A youth was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl after giving her sugarcane juice spiked with sedative, by the Badali Ala Singh police.
Saying that the incident had happened two weeks ago, the police added that the accused had threatened the girl to not disclose it to anybody.
The accused was identified as Rajvir singh of Mianpur village, coming under the Mullepur police station.
The police said that the girl worked at a private automobile agency near Patiala and used to get her SIM card recharged from the shop owned by the accused in Jhampur village. After repeatedly calling her and following her, the accused befriended her, the police said. He had even gifted the girl a Honda Activa for which he paid the monthly installments.
However, on July 7 the accused took her to lunch and offered her the spiked drink, alleged the girl.
After she became unconscious, he took her to a farmhouse at a village nearby and raped her, she alleged.
After the incident the girl had not met him until he called her from the store where the scooter was purchased and told her to collect the vehicle's papers. When she went there, the accused threatened her against complaining, she said.
The police said that the girls' parents lodged a complaint after learning about the incident when the girl was taken to a hospital for some problem. He was arrested after being charged under sections 363,366,376 and 506 of the IPC.