Amritsar man rapes friend’s wife at Ludhiana hotel

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Accused raped the woman threatening to kill her 4-month-old infant son

The Hush Post, Ludhiana: The Ludhiana Police have booked an Amritsar man for raping the wife of his friend. The Division number 1 police have registered an FIR against a 26-year-old Harpreet Singh of Amritsar on victim’s complaint.

Accused Harpreet Singh is a resident of Partap Nagar in Amritsar. He is accused of raping the wife of one of his friends. The accused allegedly raped the woman threatening her that he will kill her ailing 4-month-old infant son if she resisted. The accused threatened the victim to keep mum. After some time the accused again started pressurizing her for establishing physical relation with him. Then the woman narrated the whole incident to her husband and lodged an FIR.

The 22-year-old victim is a resident of Purana Jawahar Nagar, Amritsar. She said in her complaint she said that she had a tiff with her husband on September 3. After that, she went to Radha Soami Dera in Beas taking her infant son with her. She said as her son had a fever, she called up Harpreet Singh, who is her husband’s friend. She said that she had called Harpreet to intervene and patch up the matter between her and her husband.

“Harpreet asked me to reach Railway station and picked me up in his car. Harpreet said he had some work on the way and he will drop me at my place afterward. He then drove to Ludhiana and booked a room in Hotel Maple near Clock Tower. At the hotel reception, Harpreet introduced me as his wife. He told me they will return to Amritsar in two hours and went somewhere,” the victim said in her complaint.

“The accused returned at 10 PM in an inebriated condition and attempted to rape me. When I resisted the accused held my son by his neck and threatened to kill him if I resisted. I had to give in following which Harpreet established physical relations with me against my will,” she added.

The accused also threatened her not to tell anybody about this incident. Then the accused dropped her at her home in Amritsar.

She said that on September 10 when she was in market the accused stalked her. Then he again started pressurizing her for establishing physical relation with him. She narrated whole incident to her husband and later she lodged an FIR against the accused.

Investigating Officer ASI Baljit Singh said that they have registered an FIR under sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC against the accused. The police launched a manhunt to arrest the accused.

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