Punjab Police nabs seventh accused in Gurudaspur gang rape case

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 14:00 hrs

Punjab Police on Monday nabbed the seventh accused in the connection with abducting and raping a 30-year-old woman here on this Friday night.

Earlier, lower court had remanded six suspects to police custody till January 16.

Police would also seek the custody of the seventh suspect from the court to complete the impending investigations.

"We have arrested Sarabjit Singh, the seventh accused in the case. We are going to produce him in the court and will seek his remand to complete the impending investigation. Thereafter we will submit the report in the court," said Harpal Singh, a Sub inspector.

According to the police, driver Daler Singh and the conductor Ravi abducted the victim, who was on way to her to Ghukla village in a bus, and took her to an undisclosed location where they committed the heinous crime.

However, Manjeet Kaur, Ravi's mother, refuted the allegation.

"My son has not committed the crime. He came home. He axed the wooden planks, milked the cow and went to sleep. The driver called him at 6 O'clock in the morning and asked him to ply the bus, as he would come late," said Kaur.

The gang rape come weeks after a student in Delhi was assaulted and beaten in a moving bus and thrown bleeding onto the street in a case that sparked outrage in the country. (ANI)

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