50­year­old man held for rap­ing maid’s daugh­ter, vic­tim pregnant

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HTPUNJAB&HARYANA - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

KARNAL: The Pa­ni­pat po­lice have ar­rested a 50-year-old man of rap­ing a 20-year-old daugh­ter of his do­mes­tic help in Is­rana of Pa­ni­pat dis­trict.

The po­lice said the vic­tim is four months pregnant but had not dis­closed the in­ci­dent to her fam­ily until she fell un­con­scious on Tues­day.

As per the po­lice com­plaint filed by the mother of the vic­tim, the mat­ter came to light when the vic­tim’s health de­te­ri­o­rated and she was hos­pi­talised. The doc­tors told her that she was pregnant.

Soon af­ter her med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion her mother raised the is­sue with Pa­ni­pat su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice (SP) Sangeeta Kalia and the lat­ter or­dered an in­ves­ti­ga­tion un­der DSP Vi­jen­der Singh.

Mean­while, the vic­tim’s mother said she had sent her daugh­ter for work in her place a few months ago as she was un­well.

She also al­leged that the ac­cused’s wife and son helped him in rap­ing her daugh­ter by giv­ing her some in­tox­i­cant, but the DSP said that al­le­ga­tions against wife and son of the ac­cused could not be proved yet.

On the al­le­ga­tions that the ac­cused had also cap­tured an ob­scene video of the vic­tim and tried to black­mail her, the DSP said that this needs to be in­ves­ti­gated yet.

The DSP told Hindustan Times that the ac­cused, iden­ti­fied as Jagdish Singh, a for­mer se­cu­rity guard at a firm, has been booked un­der Sec­tion 376 (pun­ish­ment for rape) and 328 (caus­ing hurt by means of poi­son) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC) and SC/ST Act. Af­ter the ar­rest, he was pro­duced in a dis­trict court and was sent to ju­di­cial cus­tody.

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