MUKTSAR: Muktsar police have arrested Gurinder, alias, Jojo, in connection with the abduction and rape of a Dalit girl on March 25.
Following a complaint, Malaut Police had on March 30 booked the accused, and were on look out for him, who was allegedly absconding.
Police sources told ANI that the accused was arrested on Friday night, but refused to give further details.
Muktsar(Punjab) Kidnapping and rape case: One person arrested by Police.Incident happened on March 25 pic.twitter.com/dQlAUzbSuf— ANI (@ANI_news) April 23, 2016
Gurinder, 27, a resident of Kandu Khera village, reportedly abducted the victim, a resident of the same village, from outside a computer centre in Malaut, where she was an employee. He took her to Tapa Khera village and allegedly raped her.
The incident of abduction has been captured on CCTV camera installed at the computer centre.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Manvinder Veer Singh said the victim was very scared and wanted the accused to be hanged. “She has threatened that if the accused was not arrested she will hang herself to death,” he added.
Sumit Kumar, the owner of the computer centre and also a witness of abduction, said, “The youth had come to meet the victim. They were chatting so we thought he was known to her. But soon he tried to abduct the girl, and when we protested, he started fighting with us. The entire episode is recorded by CCTV camera.”
Gill said the prime accused belonged to village Khandu Khera. However, his accomplice is still absconding, the SSP
said. Meanwhile, the Scheduled Caste Commission has taken note of the incident and asked the SSP to file a report on the matter in the next 15 days.