NRI arrested for raping minor daughter in Punjab

March 28th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Jalandhar, March 28 (IANS) In a third shocking case of its kind in the country in the last two weeks, an NRI father was arrested by the Punjab police Saturday for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter.
A medical examination has confirmed the rape of the minor who lives in a village in Phillaur town, 40 km from here.

Surinder Singh, who works in Dubai and has three children, was arrested following a complaint by the victim and her mother. The victim, the eldest among her siblings, later recorded her statement before a magistrate, accusing her father of raping her.

Police officials said the father raped his daughter Thursday night in an inebriated state. He had come to his village on annual leave.

Earlier this week, a 20-year-old girl from Ajnala town near Amritsar complained to the police that her father, who is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, had raped her for the last eight years.

The father, Ashok Taneja, was arrested by the police after registering a rape case against him.

Last week, the Mumbai police arrested a 49-year-old businessman who allegedly raped his daughter for over nine years on the advice of a black magic practitioner to get “rich quickly”.

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