Woman alleges rape, husband, in-laws booked
Express news service
Posted: Dec 16, 2012 at 0336 hrs IST
A recently-married woman has alleged that she was raped by the brother of her husband and also beaten up, leading to her miscarriage. Police have booked her husband, Vivek Goyal, who is in the family business of running a spinning mill at Ludhiana, for conniving with his brother and also slapped charges of harassment against his sister and parents for demanding dowry from the woman.
The woman had done her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the US. According to police, the husband of the woman surrendered before them while his sister and brother have got anticipatory bail.
However, the parents of the boy against whom arrest warrants have been issued by the Chief Judicial Magistrata (CJM), Panchkula, are absconding. Police have searched their house in Ludhiana, but they were not found.
Police officials from the state’s Crime Branch, who are investigating the case, said the woman got married to Vivek in April and according to her complaint, was pressurised to get more dowry.
She was allegedly beaten up and hit on her abdomen leading to her miscarriage. Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector 5 police station in Panchkula, Ajay Singh, said the case was transferred recently to the state Crime Branch.
The woman had earlier moved the court of Panchkula CJM, on whose directions the case was registered at the Sector 5 police station.
According to police, the husband and his four relatives have been booked under sections 406, 498-A,315,506,376,511,120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
On the instructions of the court, the case was registered at the Sector 5 police station on December 10 and the husband, who is from Ludhiana, is currently serving a six-day police remand that ends on Saturday.
Investigators said thge woman had recently separated from her husband and was living with her parents in Panchkula. She had narrated to her family the treatment she received from her in-laws, following which, a case was registered.