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Truck driver held for 2015 rape of American woman in Chandigarh

On November 16, 2015, the 24 year old American woman had sent an email from France where she was working to the-then Cahndigarh police IGP alleging that she was raped by two persons during her stay in Chandigarh.

punjab Updated: Jan 05, 2018 11:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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The victim said she had come to India to go to Haridwar and Rishikesh for which she had come to Chandigarh.(Representative image )

The UT police arrested a man from Ludhiana for the rape of an American national in November 2015, on Friday. He was identified as Baldev Singh, a truck driver, while his accomplice Lucky is still at large. He was sent in 4-day police remand.

“We have arrested Baldev, 32, a resident of Kharar, from Ludhiana. In 2015 he used to drive an autorickshaw,” said Anjitha Chepyala, DSP, women and child support unit.

On November 16, 2015, the 24 year old American woman had sent an email from France where she was working to the then UT police IGP alleging that she was raped by two persons during her stay in Chandigarh. She had said she had come to India to go to Haridwar and Rishikesh for which she had come to Chandigarh. She had to leave for France after that as her passport was to expire in four days.

She said that in the night had taken an auto from Sector 17 and the accused driver along with his friend had raped her. The investigation of the case was done by the women police station, Sector 17.

As per the police, the woman was looking for low-budget accommodation and she kept moving from different sectors looking for accommodation. But when she did not find one, the driver called his friend Lucky who asked him to bring her home in Kharar where they raped her.

The woman through the mail had provided an incomplete number of the auto.

First Published: Dec 23, 2017 10:46 IST