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Family alleges harassment from landlord held for rape attempt

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Updated: May 10, 2014 4:32 am

Parents of an eight-year-old girl have alleged that they are being harassed as they got the landlord booked for sexually abusing their daughter.
The incident happened on May 5 in Guru Nanak Colony, Dugri, where the family lived on rent. According to the father of the minor, who is a school van driver, he had taken his daughter to school about 7 am and had dropped her back at home in the afternoon. But his wife called him up around 3 pm and said that her daughter had told her that landlord Kuljit Singh had tried to rape the girl in the morning when she was sitting on the terrace of the first floor and was waiting for her father to take her to school.

Though the police registered an FIR and arrested Kuljit, the family alleged that they were being forced for a compromise. The family also said that they were turned out of the house after this incident by the landlord’s family and were not even allowed to take their belongings.  However, the Dugri SHO said that he had sent a head constable along with the family to collect their belongings from the house, but they had reached very late. He added, “We will get the things picked from the house in the presence of police security.” He expressed ignorance of the compromise efforts if any.

First Published on: May 10, 201412:42 am
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