As per police complaint, the man forcibly took the victim near a heap of dried fodder and allegedly raped her. When she raised an alarm, her family members came to her rescue. Police said the accused also beat up the victim. Police said the family did not report the matter earlier due to the fear of social stigma, but went ahead with complaint after having discussions with their relatives. Investigating officer in the case Rawel Singh said swabs for medical examination had been collected and sent for testing.
SC/ST body head visits rape victim
JALANDHAR: National Vice-Chairman of the SC/ST Commission, Dr Raj Kumar Verka, Friday visited the 14-year-old rape victim in Amritsar Medical College and Hospital, whose reproductive organ had to been removed on Thursday. Though the girl was raped in Jalandhar on January 28, she told her parents about the incident on Wednesday, following severe stomach pain. Verka also met senior Jalandhar police officers and sought an action taken report within seven days.
Man awarded 10 years in jail for raping daughter
Amritsar: The court of Additional Sessions Judge Neelam Arora on Friday sentenced Pargat Singh to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping his daughter. A case of rape was registered against Singh, a resident of Johal village on June 9, 2010 after the complainant in the case alleged that he entered the room of the victim and forcibly raped her on June 6, 2010 when she had gone to her room.
The complainant alleged that Pargat Singh came down from the roof, entered his daughter’s room, where victim was sleeping, bolted the door from inside and raped her before threatening to kill her if she disclosed the matter to anyone.
Awarding the sentence, the court underlined, “...accused has tarnished the pious relationship of father and daughter in our society.”
With 40 rapes a month, Punjab not safest: Capt
Chandigarh: Condemning the Jalandhar gangrape, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday expressed concern over the rise in cases of rapes in the state. “It is shocking that even after 10 days of the incident, none of the accused have been arrested. This reflects how casually the police take such a serious offence. He added that the government must ensure that the life of the young girl, who is just 14, is saved and she is provided best possible treatment,” he said in a press statement.
Having a dig at Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal’s claims of Punjab being the safest state in the country, he said, “The government has itself admitted that on an average 40 cases of rape are reported in the state every month.
This cannot be described to be the safest state. The government’s casual attitude can be gauged from the fact that 12 rapists convicted and sentenced by various courts were pardon by it last year.”