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 NRIs wife, here today.
Surjit Singhs 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 NRIs 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
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.