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Chandigarh’s shame: Now, younger brother of accused uncle arrested for raping 10-year-old

The 41-year-old was arrested after recording the victim’s statement before the magistrate on Tuesday. Sources said she said even the “younger mama (maternal uncle)” used to rape her.

punjab Updated: Sep 20, 2017 12:58 IST
Shailee Dogra
Shailee Dogra
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Two months after the rape and pregnancy of a 10-year-old girl came to light in Chandigarh and nine days after the DNA test indicated that the accused 45-year-old maternal uncle did not father her child, the police on Tuesday arrested.his younger brother.

Both the accused used to stay together in Sector 37, and according to sources took turns to rape the daughter of their cousin sister, who stayed in the servants’ quarters a few houses away. They were regular visitors to her house and allegedly committed the crime repeatedly, impregnating the minor.

The DNA report proved to be a game changer in the case.

The 41-year-old, who is a cook by profession, was arrested after recording the victim’s statement before the magistrate on Tuesday. Sources said she said even the “younger mama (maternal uncle)” used to rape her. Her mother and sister were also present in the court.

Sources said the cook has confessed to having violated the victim.

Case so far
  • July 14: 10-yr-old girl’s rape, pregnancy comes to light; her maternal uncle — a security guard — held
  • July 28: Supreme court dismisses girl’s abortion plea
  • August 17: She delivers a baby girl at GMCH-32
  • August 25: Chargesheet filed against security guard
  • August 30: Court frames charges
  • September 11: Accused’s DNA sample doesn’t match with that of the newborn
  • September 18: Police move application seeking fresh samples of the accused
  • September 19: His brother — a cook — arrested after victim names him too

“It was in one of the counselling sessions that the victim told her mother about the second accused,” said UT senior superintendent of police Nilambari Vijay Jagdale. “He has been arrested and will be produced before court on Wednesday.” Jagdale said the child had been in shock and was too young to understand the situation.

Tried to flee

The cook had tried to flee to Nepal, from where he hails, suspecting that he might be arrested after the police started re-investigating the case. Police sources said he had left his house but was arrested in time.

After the forensic report stated that the DNA of the newborn didn’t match with that of the accused uncle, who worked as a security guard at a hotel, police had started counselling the victim and her family to ascertain who all had exploited her.

Sources said the cook used to threaten the victim that if she complained to anyone, her family would scold her. The accused security guard used to offer chocolates to the victim after raping her every time.

While the security guard’s family is staying in Nepal, the cook used to stay with his family here. His wife had been very vocal against the crime ever since it came to light.

First Published: Sep 19, 2017 22:23 IST