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Young woman gang-raped in Moga, 11 people booked, one arrested

Moga: Just two days after a teenage girl died after she and her mother were thrown out of a moving bus for resisting molestation, a case of alleged gang-rape of a young woman has been reported from the district. According to reports, the victim, in her police complaint, has alleged that she was abducted and raped by her friend's husband and his accomplices at a deserted place in the district yesterday. The woman further alleged that the culprits also made a MMS of the shameful incident. A medical examination conducted on the woman confirmed rape. Dr Amrinder Gill told reporters that the woman was subjected to torture and gang-rape. The police have registered a case against the friend and her husband and 10 unidentified men. Some media reports claimed that one person has been arrested in connection with the case. The shameful incident was reported two days after a 13-year-old Dalit girl and her mother were allegedly pushed out of a speeding bus for protesting against their molestation. The girl later succumb to her injuries and her tragic death sparked outrage in Punjab, with the Opposition demanding action against the ruling Badal family which owned the bus. Police said that four people, including the bus driver, conductor and helper, were arrested yesterday, and a case of murder, attempt to murder and molestation was slapped on them. The incident took place Wednesday evening near Moga town, 180 km from here. The bus belongs to Orbit Aviation Company which is owned by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who also holds the home portfolio as well as being president of the ruling Akali Dal, and his wife and Union Minister Harsimrat Badal. The victim, Arshdeep Kaur, was declared dead by doctors at the Moga civil hospital while her mother, Shinder Kaur, was admitted in a serious condition. Shinder Kaur, 36, told the media from her hospital bed that they complained about the molestation to the bus driver but he mocked at them and started speeding the vehicle. She said that no one helped them inside the bus and alleged that she and her daughter were pushed out of the moving bus by the molesters. The family of three, including a 14-year-old boy, had boarded the bus at Moga town for Baghapurana town, which is 20 km away, on Wednesday evening. The mother and daughter were soon targeted with indecent gestures and molestation.

Updated : 1 May 2015 6:37 AM GMT
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