February 07, 2005

Temple priest booked for rape

Express India

Express News Service

Ludhiana, February 6: THE Basti Jodhewal police have registered a case against the priest of a temple. The priest had allegedly drugged a girl and taken her to Mohali where he allegedly raped her for over three months. Later, the girl managed to flee from his custody. The priest has not been arrested.

According to the FIR registered by the Basti Jodhewal police, a 25-year-old girl, a resident of Subhash Nagar in the city, had gone to a temple in the area on October 15, 2004. In her complaint to police, she has said that the family of her maternal grandparents was familiar with the priest of that temple.

The girl, in her statement to police, said that due to the crowd in the temple that day, she got late and the temple priest Prem Chand said he would drop her home. According to the FIR, on the way near Tibba Road the priest allegedly gave her something to eat after eating which she became unconscious.

Posted by kshaw at February 7, 2005 07:10 AM