Main accused in abduction, rape of minor girl arrested

Main accused in abduction, rape of minor girl arrested

The main accused in the case of abduction and rape of a 15-year-old Dalit girl has been arrested, police said today.

Sources said that the accused, Jagmeet Singh, who was on Sunday discharged from hospital where he was admitted after allegedly consuming poison, is now in police custody.

The minor was last Thursday allegedly abducted by three persons from Matta village and raped by one of them in the Jaito area of the district.

Later, on the basis of a complaint filed by the girl, a student of class X, a case was registered against the trio identified as Jagmeet, Jagseer Singh and Sukhchain Singh.

Jagmeet, the main accused, however, could not be taken into custody since he was admitted in a serious condition at the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College for reportedly having consumed poison.

Although police arrested Jagseer on January 5, the third accused, Sukhchain, is still absconding.