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NRI's wife raped by his friend and three others


4 booked for rape in Patiala

Patiala, October 10, 2005
Express News Service

The Patiala police have registered a case against four persons for allegedly kidnapping and raping an NRI’s wife, here today. Surjit Singh’s wife was reportedly kidnapped and raped by his friend Shashi and his three friends.

Sources in police said Surjit Singh had moved to South Africa in 2001, while his wife, who was staying at Jalandhar, moved to her paternal house in Ambala after her husband left India. She had been staying with her brother since.

Meanwhile, Shashi got in touch with Surjit Singh’ wife and according to police sources he lured her with arranging a job for her in the Punjabi University.

Shashi contacted the woman last morning and asked her to come to Punjabi university in order to speak to one of the senior functionaries of the university, who he said would help her get the job.

The sources said when the NRI’s wife reached the varsity gate, Shashi along with three friends, asked her to get into a car and from there they took her to a house in Jalalpur village. There the four raped her and later administered some intoxicant to her. The four then abandoned the woman on a road in Chaura village near Punjabi University.

This morning, the villagers spotted the woman, who was lying unconscious there, and took her to a private nursing home.

However, the doctors at the nursing home refused to attend to the patient as it was a police case and asked the villagers to take her to the Government Rajindra Hospital. There, the doctors informed the police following which a case under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the four persons.

Though nobody was arrested till the filing of this report, it is learnt that the police has launched an operation to track down the accused who are absconding ever since the incident.