An 18-year-old girl from Rahimpur village in Jalandhar district was allegedly humiliated and had her face blackened in public by family members of a Alipur-based girl,with whom,the victims elder brother was in a relationship.
18-year-old Parveen claimed that on May 22,this year,she was dragged out of her house by one Hari Kishan,maternal uncle of the Alipur-based girl and half a dozen others and brought to the village chowk. They beat me,tore my clothes and then again dragged me to the village chowk in front of the villagers and blackened my face, Parveen said.
In an application to the Jalandhar IG,Parveen has stated that she was humiliated because the Alipur girls maternal uncles,who live in Rahimpur,found out about her elder brothers relationship.
On why the matter was not reported earlier,the 18-year-old said she had lodged a complaint at the Kartarpur police station and alleged that police had not taken action as the other family had strong political backing.
Parveen further alleged that the Alipur girls family had implicated her mother Banso and brother Varinder in a kidnapping and rape case in July.
The police on the other hand,claim that Parveen had initially lodged a case of manhandling but later started alleging that her face was blackened.
Kartarpur SHO Inderjit Singh said Parveen changed her statement after her brother and mother were booked on the statements of the Alipur-based girl. He added that the case was being investigated.