Married woman raped at knifepoint in Punjab

Sep 24, 2014, 15:23 IST | PTI

Batala: A married woman was allegedly raped at knifepoint by her neighbour in Weela Teja village here, police said today.

The incident took place on Sunday night when the woman's husband, a driver, was not present at the house, Fatehgarh Churian police station SHO Rajesh Kakkar said.

The accused identified as Harpreet Singh knocked at the victim's door and forcibly entered the house at knife point and threatened her and her two children of dire consequences, he said.

He later raped the woman and fled, he said. A case was registered against Harpreet Singh by the police after the victim's medical examination confirmed rape. Efforts are on to nab the accused, they said.

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