Derabassi: A 50-year- old woman was stripped and forced to roam in full public view in her colony at village Meerpur in Derabassi. Not just men even women were also involved in this gruesome offence. The mob also shot video of the act with their mobile phones. The reason for such a heinous crime was that their son eloped with a 15- year- old girl of same locality.
Kin of the girl not only assaulted father, mother and younger brother after holding them hostage for five hours but also outraged modesty of the mother. All three have been admitted in Derabassi civil hospital. After getting hold of video clip, local police have booked seven persons including three women in this case.
In her complaint, the victim has stated that her elder son is missing from Monday. As the family was returning back to village after searching their son on Wednesday, they were attacked by group led by Mota, Saroj, Mahinderpal, Balkar , Jaichand, Pawan and Kamla. The accused took them to Dharmshala and assaulted for several hours. Around 7 pm, they tore clothes and forced the mother to roam half naked in her locality in full public view.
As the crowd of onlookers increased, accused fled from the scene. The video clip has been handed over to police as concrete evidence. Victims husband also alleged that chilly powder was rubbed on their private parts.
SHO, Deepinder Singh Brar confirmed that relatives of eloped girl have taken law into their hands. Even, they filed complaint about their missing daughter. SHO stated that seven persons have been booked under Sections 354, 354 b, 341, 323 and 506 of IPC who are still at large. However, police have sought a medical report in this regard. If the report confirms the offence, than section 376 of IPC will also be registered, added SHO.
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