HOURS after she was brought to Faridkot from Goa,a 16-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped on September 24,refused to go with her parents claiming that she wants to live with her husband Nishan Singh,the 19-year-old youth accused of abducting her at gunpoint.
The girl,who was produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajnish Kumar,also refused to go undergo a medical test citing the same reason.
The court directed her to be taken to a Nari Niketan,a shelter home for women,in Jalandhar as being a minor she cannot be allowed to live with the her husband or his family.
The girls statement stunned the parents who were expecting to get the custody of the Class X student after she was brought to Faridkot on Tuesday morning from Goa via Delhi along with Nishan Singh. Family sources said when the court started recording her statement,she first expressed willingness to go with her parents,but later back-tracked.
The court proceedings were held under camera in the presence of her parents even as tight security arrangements were made at the court owing to recent protests by various bodies,including the Congress.
However,the police did not produce Nishan Singh in the court. Prime accused in the case,Nishan is in transit police remand till October 25.
Meanwhile,Faridkot Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Toor said that the police will arrest the two remaining accused Navjot Kaur and Dimpy Samra at the earliest. Fifteen of the 17 accused in the case have already been arrested.
Will soon be moved out of Nari Niketan
Officials at the Nari Niketan,where the minor was shifted on court orders,are unwilling to give her shelter owing to non-clarity on her medical status. Nari Niketan general secretary Anjana Talwar said the girl will soon be shifted to the State Protective Home. She said Nari Niketan was only meant for orphans and destitute girls. Though they have taken her in for now,Nari Niketan officials told the police that they must know her medical status to avoid any controversy in future.