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Mohali rape: friend,2 others held

A day after a 26-year-old Mohali resident alleged rape by three persons,including her boyfriend,the police arrested all the three accused on Tuesday.

A day after a 26-year-old Mohali resident alleged rape by three persons,including her boyfriend,the police arrested all the three accused on Tuesday.

Pankaj Thakur,Sandeep Gupta and Jaswinder Singh have been arrested under Section 376 2 (g) of the IPC.

Pankaj stays in Sector 40-A but belongs to Una in Himachal Pradesh.

Pankaj drives a mini truck,Sandeep works as a security guard in a private company while Jassi is unemployed.

Claiming that the girl had come with them on her free will,Pankaj said the victim had called him on Sunday night in an inebriated state.

She first had consensual sex with Sandeep near a park in Sector 39 before coming to Jassi’s house in Sector 44-C,he claimed.

On the contrary,the victim told the police that she was forced to consume liquor by the accused at Jassi’s home. The investigating officials have collected the vaginal swabs of the victim and would send them for DNA profiling.

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The police said Pankaj was earlier booked in two cases — one of rioting registered at the Sec-tor-39 police station and another of assault and snatching registered at the Sector-36 police station.