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Three women among 5 sent to 10-yr jail for abducting, raping minor

The victim said that she was kidnapped and forcefully married off to accused who raped her repeatedly

punjab Updated: Oct 31, 2017 12:59 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh

A local court on Monday sentenced five persons, including three women, to 10 years of imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a minor.

A fine of Rs 1.55 lakh was also imposed on the rape accused, Jeevan Singh, who hails from Sirsa. Of this amount, Rs 1.5 lakh will be given to the victim as compensation. In addition to prison term, a fine of Rs 5,000 each was also imposed on the other four accused namely, Abhishek, his wife Liza, daughter Babli and a Mansa resident, Kuldeep Kaur, for kidnapping the victim.

The matter dates back to September 19, 2016, when the victim’s father filed a complaint about his missing 13-year-old daughter at the Sector-34 police station. He initially assumed that she had left home following an argument but approached the police when he couldn’t find her at their relatives’ residences. 

The police then registered a case and on October 6, 2016, they received an information about a girl found abandoned near Faidan village. The police reached the spot and found her to be the same girl who had gone missing. She told the police that she managed to flee the custody of her kidnappers. The police informed her family and got her medical examination conducted which confirmed rape.

The victim said that Babli had kidnapped her with the help of Abhishek and Liza. She was then taken to Mansa and was married off to Jeevan Singh against her will. The victim said that she was repeatedly raped by Jeevan.

The police had registered a case under the Sections 363 (punishment for kidnapping), 365 (kidnapping with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 366 (kidnapping woman to compel her marriage), 368 (wrongfully keeping in confinement) and 120 B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code against the four accused while Jeevan was booked for rape. 

First Published: Oct 31, 2017 12:58 IST

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