Co-Accused In Kidnapping And Alleged Rape Of Punjab Woman Arrested

Co-Accused In Kidnapping And Alleged Rape Of Punjab Woman Arrested

Moga, PUNJAB (Agencies): Muktsar Police today arrested the co-accused in connection with the alleged kidnapping and alleged rape of a Dalit woman a month ago.

Sandeep Singh, who hails from Khandu Khera village in Muktsar, was arrested during the early hours today from Malout bus stand, a Muktsar police official said.

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He was driving the car which was used to kidnap the woman, they said, adding the car has been seized.

On Saturday, the main accused Gurjinder Singh had surrendered before the police.

The accused, Gurjinder Singh, kidnapped the woman from her workplace and is seen in CCTV footage dragging her for 100 metres in broad daylight across a street lined with shops, as she struggled trying to break free and shouted for help.

The woman has alleged that her abductor, clearly seen in the video, raped her at a farmhouse, before releasing her the next day.

The police registered a case five days after the incident. The accused surrendered a day after the Dalit woman and her father met officials of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.

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