Sadan Singh, who was arrested by the Chandigarh Police for allegedly raping a 35-year-old mentally challenged woman on Friday, was remanded to judicial custody by a local court on Saturday.
The victim, meanwhile, was sent to Nari Niketan on Friday after a team from the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) examined her.
The victim’s statement, in the presence of a magistrate, is yet to be recorded. “No magistrate was available today for recording her statements,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police (East), Anjitha Chepyala. She added the medical report did not confirm a penetrative assault.
“The victim’s injuries are old according to the doctors. There is no mention of rape in the report,” said the DSP. The victim, a resident of Tamil Nadu, was allegedly raped by 26-year-old Sadan Singh, a resident of Colony Number 4 on Thursday evening at an under-construction building in Phase I, Industrial Area, Chandigarh. The accused was arrested on Friday from Zirakpur.