A local court sentenced a resident of Panipat to rigorous imprisonment (RI) of ten years for raping and kidnapping a child. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 31,000 on the accused, Lakhwonder. The court also sentenced a co-accused resident of Mohali, Lakhwinder Singh to imprisonment of 5 years for conspiring to kidnap the victim. Lakhwinder was asked to pay a fine of Rs 11,000.
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The case was registered in Manimajra police station on April 21, 2016. The father of the victim had alleged that his daughter had gone to a gurdwara when the two accused kidnapped her. They took her to a hotel in Sector 52 and raped her.