The Hush Post: A woman was raped at a knife-point in a Sector 21 hotel of Panchkula on Saturday.
The police have booked a Gurdaspur resident for the alleged rape. The 30-year-old married victim was raped by the accused in connivance with a relative of the victim who too was a female.
The victim, who is a Chandigarh resident, has alleged that she was invited by the relative to the hotel for lunch. The accused, Sachin, was also present there, police said. She knew Sachin since he had visited her home with the relative. Later, he had sent her a Facebook friend request.
Officials investigating the crime said that on Saturday, after meeting her, the relative left the victim with Sachin at a hotel room and went out saying she had some work.
Feeling uncomfortable, the victim was about to leave too when Sachin grabbed her and raped her at knifepoint. Though, the accused had warned her not to report the crime, the victim narrated the incident to her husband later, following which a complaint was registered.
A case of rape has been lodged. The CCTV footage of the hotel is also being scrutinised. The accused is still at large.