Indian Canadian held for drugging, raping woman in Toronto club

February 8th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS  

Toronto, Feb 8 (IANS) An Indian Canadian man surrendered before police Saturday after he was charged with drugging and raping a woman at a city nightclub two weeks ago.
Thirty-two-year-old Jagdeep Chahal, a resident of Brampton on the outskirts of Toronto, had sexually assaulted the woman in the bathroom of the nightclub Jan 22.

According a report lodged by the victim with police, she was sexually assaulted by Chahal after putting a date rape drug in her drink at a downtown nightclub.

Police were able to identify to Chahal after reviewing a surveillance video which showed that the Indian man had come to the nightclub for drinks with another man.

“We got phone calls to identify these people. The individual has brought himself forward and turned himself in with counsel,” a police spokesperson said.

Chahal was taken in custody after he surrendered to police early Saturday morning.

He will be produced in court Sunday morning for his remand.

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