Three people were acquitted by a court after the victim in an alleged gang rape case turned hostile. The three, identified as, Parvinder Singh, Gaurav Mahajan and Nikhil were acquitted from the charges framed under Section 376D of the IPC. According to police reports, the three were booked on November 24, 2015, for allegedly raping a 21-year-old girl on the pretext of providing her a job. The victim in her complaint had alleged that the accused gave her a drink laced with intoxicated substance and raped her. The victim, however, told the court that the accused never raped her and the police made her sign blank papers and wrote a complaint on their own.
Earlier, as per complaint, the victim had stated to the police that she came to Chandigarh a year back from Punjab in search of job, where she met Nikhil who introduced himself as a property dealer. He then promised her to provide a job in the city and get her a house on rent. The accused and the victim developed a good friendship. However, about one and a half months back, the accused came to the victim’s residence at Sector 40 and offered her a drink laced with intoxicated substance and raped her.
As per complaint, when the victim raised objections, the accused allegedly threatened and blackmailed her claiming that he has recorded a video footage of her in an objectionable condition and if she discloses about it to anybody, he will upload the footage on social networking sites. The accused then called two of his friends, who then raped the victim again. However, the victim turned hostile in court and denied the allegations. The court after hearing the arguments acquitted the trio of all charges as prosecution failed to prove the case.