CCTV footage reveals that the Punjab man, Gurinder Singh, who has been accused of raping a Dalit woman a month ago did actually drag the woman out of her office in Muktsar district. The video footage proves that the woman was actually abducted by the said youth. The woman in her early 20s is seen struggling as the accused can be seen dragging her through the alley near the computer centre where she was working.
The footage has been captured by a camera installed at a nearby shop. The victim’s colleagues can later be seen rushing to the streets by which time it was too late. Shockingly, none of the locals came to the rescue of the victim who was shouting for help while she was been forcibly dragged in broad daylight by the accused through the street and then abducted.
The woman has alleged that the same man took her to a farmhouse in Tapa Khera village from there and raped her, releasing her the next day. The police registered a case five days after the incident. The accused surrendered a day after the Dalit woman and her father met officials of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes. After their meeting, a top police officer from Muktsar was summoned to explain the delay in apprehending the accused.
The man has reportedly surrendered before the court and has been remanded three-day police custody. The police say that the man is from the same village as the woman and both knew each other. A case had been registered against the accused under various provisions of the law including for abduction and rape against the accused, he said.