Nearly two months after the court of additional session judge Lakhwinder Kaur Duggal in Moga acquitted four suspects in the infamous Orbit molestation death case of a 13-year-old, the mother and brother of the victim, who were issued summons for allegedly submitting false evidence, failed to appear in the court Wednesday.
The mother, Shinder Kaur and minor brother Akashdeep, were the two prime eye witnesses in the case.
Following acquittal of the suspects on July 17 this year citing ‘lack of evidence’, the court issued summons against them on August 10 under Section 193 (submitting false evidence in court) of IPC. Both of them had turned hostile in the court leading to acquittal of the suspects.
They were summoned Wednesday, but failed to appear. The next hearing is now scheduled for October 25.
On April 29, 2015, a 13-year-old girl Arshdeep Kaur had died after she was allegedly molested and pushed out of the moving bus with her mother Shinder Kaur. The bus belonged to Orbit Transport Company, co-owned by former deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal.
The prime witnesses in the case- Shinder Kaur (mother) and Akashdeep (brother) of the girl, who was accompanying her in the bus that day, had turned hostile in the court during testing of witnesses. The mother even failed to identify the four of them and said she ‘does not remember anything’.