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Rape in moving car: Accused sent to 2-day police remand

Jan 24, 2023 12:34 AM IST

Two days after a 12-year-old girl was raped in a moving car in the Balbeda area of Patiala, a local court on Monday sent the accused to two-day police remand.

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The police will soon file a chargesheet against the accused, said a senior official. (Representational Photo)
The police will soon file a chargesheet against the accused, said a senior official. (Representational Photo)

Two days after a 12-year-old girl was raped in a moving car in the Balbeda area of Patiala, a local court on Monday sent the accused to two-day police remand.

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The police had arrested Amandeep Singh Amni (25) and Dalvir Singh Dalli (30), both cousins, on Sunday for allegedly raping the minor, following protest by the victim’s family members and villagers outside the Rajindra Hospital where she is undergoing treatment.

Police said that after committing the crime, the accused dumped the girl, a student of class 6, outside her house in the night. Both the accused were drunk at the time of the incident, said police.

Doctors treating the victim said her condition is improving. A medical team has been constituted by the administration to provide best possible treatment to her, said an official.

According to the police, the girl said she had gone to see “jago” during a wedding ceremony in her neighbourhood on Saturday night when the accused, who were drunk, pulled her in a car.

The police said the accused took turns to rape her in the moving car.

investigating officer ASI Nishan Singh said the accused admitted to have committed the crime under the influence of alcohol. He said that both the accused are landlords and are married.

The police will soon file a chargesheet against the accused, said a senior official.

The Shiromani Akali Dal has condemned the incident. SAD president Sukhbir Badal tweeted: “Punjab has transformed into Gangland & Jungle Raj Prevails under @BhagwantMann led govt. News of an 11-yr-old girl gangraped in a moving car at Patiala is a blot on the state’s repute. Pained, I share my sympathies with the victim girl & her family. God bless them.”

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    A special correspondent, Vishal Rambani is the bureau chief at Patiala. He covers politics, crime, power sector, environment and socio-economic issues, with several investigative stories to his credit.

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