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‘My father deserves a bullet in his head’

“My father deserves a bullet in his head,” said 20-year-old Guru Nanak Dev University student,who charged her father Ashok Taneja with raping her for eight years.

Written by Dharmendra Rataul | Amritsar |
March 27, 2009 1:46:53 am

Ajnala case: Medical examination confirms rape

“My father deserves a bullet in his head,” said 20-year-old Guru Nanak Dev University student,who charged her father Ashok Taneja with raping her for eight years.

Her medical examination conducted at the civil hospital has confirmed rape,said police authorities.

The district police had yesterday booked Taneja,a resident of Ajnala,under Section 376 of the IPC. His wife and victims’ mother Preet said she wants rigorous punishment for her husband. “My husband has committed a heinous crime and I am feeling ashamed of him. Now I realise why he used to keep me and my daughter separately for most of the time,” she said,adding that such a husband should be hanged.

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“As a child I thought his gestures were part of life. Later,I learnt that this was an unending exploitation,but I could not muster the courage to talk about it. Now on seeing such cases on TV,I gathered the courage to speak,” said the girl.

“I have also seen my father misbehaving with maid servants and my cousins,” she added.

Meanwhile,Taneja,who is BJP’s block committee general secretary,has been sent in judicial remand for 14 days. SSP Amritsar (Rural) SS Chauhan said,“The medical examination has confirmed rape. Other allegations levelled against the accused are being investigated.”

Taneja,who was admitted to a private hospital late last night following complaints of chest pain and breathlessness,reiterated that he was being framed. “My wife and daughter do not have good character. As I had been objecting to their immoral pursuits,they levelled such baseless allegations against me,” he said.

He said his daughter did not like when he questioned her coming late from the university. Taneja has also being disowned by his party. Senior BJP leaders said he was not involved with the party activities anymore.

However,Som Dev,BJP’s media in-charge in Amritsar,said Taneja was a credible leader of the party in Ajnala and “our own inquiries reveal that the allegations against him are motivated. It is election time and the Congress is behind the conspiracy to malign the party’s image”.

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