Man accused of abducting and raping Punjab woman surrenders: Police


Nearly a month after a Dalit woman was dragged, abducted and allegedly raped in Muktsar district of Punjab, the accused youth surrendered before a court in the district.

The CCTV footage of the accused abducting the woman Malout in Muktsar had gone viral.

Muktsar’s SSP Gurpreet Singh Gill, according to PTI, said today that the accused youth surrendered before a court in Muktsar and has been remanded to police custody for three days.

The alleged incident had taken place on 25 March.

Even though several people and vehicles could be seen in the video but no one, stopped to help the Dalit woman.

The woman told the police that she was later raped by the man at a farmhouse. What’s more tragic is that the local police has not been able to arrest the alleged rapist even almost a month after the gruesome incident.

According to NDTV, which too described the girl as Dalit, the police registered a first information report or FIR only five days after the incident, and are yet to make an arrest in the case almost a month later.

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes has taken note of the incident and summoned top Muktsar Police officers demanding an explanation over the delay in arresting the accused.