Bhathinda gangrape: 24-yr-old woman concocted story, says police

Terming the complaint of a 24-year-old woman that she was abducted and raped by two men and later thrown out of a car in Bathinda district, as "concocted", the Bathinda police on Monday arrested the woman in question and another accused, Rohitas.

The woman had alleged that she was abducted from outside the Sector 17 inter-state bus terminus in Chandigarh on January 18 by two women and two men. The victim, who hails from Moga district, had claimed she was raped by the two men and thrown out of a moving car on Saturday near Sangat Mandi in Bathinda on January 20.

While addressing the media on Monday, Bathinda Inspector General Nirmal Singh Dhillon said: "The woman, Gurvir, allegedly concocted the gangrape story to teach a lesson to the wife of Sunil Kumar, who had lodged a case of attempt to murder against her and Sunil in January 2012 at Khuian Sarvar police station in Fazilka."

The woman, who was arrested under various sections of the IPC, including Section 182 (false information) and 420 (cheating), was reportedly in a relationship with Sunil before his wife Kanta filed a case of attempt to murder against them. While Sunil is currently in prison, she was out on bail in the case.

Gurvir, in her complaint, had claimed that she was raped by Amir Chand and Vijay Kumar with the help of two women Sunil's wife Kanta and his mother. While Amir Chand is Kanta's uncle, Vijay Kumar is her brother, the IG said.

Announcing that the "false rape case" has been cancelled, Dhillon said: "The woman had illicit relations with Kanta's husband Sunil and both used to torture her and administer injections to keep her unconscious. Once when Kanta fell ill, she was taken to a hospital for a check up where she was diagnosed HIV positive. Kanta's father Ram Partap had alleged that his daughter had been administered HIV positive injection by the woman and Sunil.

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