S-I Sukhdev Raj said the victim had been living with her parents in Naharpur village in Bihar for the past seven years after Shiraj married for a second time. Her eldest son Babu (17) brought her to Ludhiana on August 25, he said.
A judicial probe was marked in the case and an autopsy was performed in the presence of the executive magistrate. His wife alleged that whenever he would visit him in jail, he would always curse police for spoiling his life and defaming him with a false drug case.
Police said that the accused allegedly kidnapped the child from her home when she was sleeping with her parents at around 1 am in the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. According to the police, he then took her to the bushes in an isolated area nearby and raped her.
As Mansa deputy commissioner did not come to redress their issues, the protesters extended the protest as an indefinite dharna along with chain hunger strike that will continue Saturday at Mansa market.
On Friday, Gandhi said that unlike heroin and smack, which are leading to deaths of youths, poppy husk or opium were not deadly and it was time that Punjab government should allow farmers to cultivate and sell this crop.
As for Anmol, the only thing on her mind is Friday’s visit to the DC office. “I will do whatever DC sir tells me. It will be a great experience for me,” says the Class 11 student, who also dabbles in content writing and graphic design.