Muktsar: The police have arrested Gurinder, alias Jojo, nearly a month after he allegedly abducted and raped a Dalit woman on March 25.
Gurinder, 27, a resident of Kandu Khera village, allegedly abducted the victim, a resident of the same village, from outside a computer centre in Malaut, where she worked. The abduction was captured on a CCTV camera installed nearby.
The accused then took her to Tapa Khera village and allegedly raped her.
Following a complaint, Malaut Police had on March 30 booked the accused, and were on the lookout for him. Police sources said Gurinder was arrested on Friday night.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Manvinder Veer Singh said the victim was traumatised and wanted the accused to be hanged. “She had threatened to hang herself if the accused was not arrested,” he added.
Sumit Kumar, the owner of the computer centre and also a witness to the abduction, said, “The youth had come to meet the victim. They were chatting so we thought they were acquaintances. But soon he tried to abduct her, and when we protested, he started fighting with us. The entire episode was recorded on the CCTV camera.”