A 22-year-old woman has accused her husband and in-laws of drugging her and getting her child aborted.
Impreet Kaur approached the Geeta Colony police on Sunday evening,alleging that her husband Rajdeep Singh and in-laws Gurdeep Singh and Devendra took her to his sisters house in Preet Vihar on Saturday and gave her tea laced with drugs.
Kulwant Singh,Impreets father,told Newsline outside Geeta Colony police station that: My daughter fell unconscious after that. They (the in-laws) had hired a private nurse (tai),who came and aborted the child Impreet was carrying. They also threatened to kill her.
A medical examination confirmed that the abortion did take place.
Impreet said her husband took the step as he suspected her of infidelity. She went to her fathers home in Shalimar Bagh and told her parents about the abortion. Her parents took her to the Geeta Colony police station,where she filed a complaint. Police officials said a case was registered immediately.
When they went to Rajdeep Singhs house in Geeta Colony,a property dealer in the area,they found that he was absconding. Gurdeep and Devendra were,however,arrested.
The police have also traced the private nurse who conducted the abortion. Police sources said the nurse told them she conducted the abortion but was not aware that it was against the consent of the complainant.
The sources also said Rajdeep carried an unlicensed gun and Impreet has alleged that he threatened to kill her with it.
The couple were married in December last year. Rajdeep and his parents immediately had a problem with Impreets father because he did not adhere to certain Sikh traditions. They even threatened to call off the wedding if he was present at the ceremony.
Impreet has also told the police that immediately after their marriage,Rajdeep started assaulting and abusing her for dowry.
A case has been registered under sections 313 (Causing miscarriage without womans consent) and 498-A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the IPC.