In Punjab, rape case disposed of within 48 hrs

HC seeks views on compensation to rape victim

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court Friday asked Punjab home secretary to explain why a woman who gave birth to a child after being repeatedly raped be not immediately given cash compensation and why a red corner notice be not issued against the culprit. The court was hearing the petition of the 28-year-old victim in which she had sought registration of a criminal case and its transfer to an independent investigating agency outside Punjab besides seeking police protection, DNA testing for ascertaining paternity of her female child as also seeking rehabilitative aid, assistance or compensation from the state government. The Additional Advocate General Punjab, Yatinder Sharma, sought time from the court to seek instructions from the Home Secretary. The case would come up for hearing on March 15.

Man booked for rape, making MMS

Amritsar: The police on Friday registered a case of rape against an Amritsar man, after a woman lodged a complaint alleging that the accused raped her several times and made an obscene MMS after promising to marry her. The woman, now married to a Jalandhar resident, alleged that the accused, Sonu, was threatening to kill her and circulate the MMS if she did not leave her husband.

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