The Phagwara police have registered a case under Sections 376, 323, 506 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against UAE-based NRI Hardev Singh of nearby Lakhpur village on the charge of allegedly raping a Dalit woman on the false promise of marriage.Phagwara Superintendent of Police Jasbir Singh Rai said four others, including accused’s father Mahinder Singh, mother Sukhwinder and two other women leaders of the ruling political party Anju and Meena, were also booked in the case.The victim alleged that she went to Dubai with the accused on October 3 last on the assurance of marriage. When she got pregnant with the accused man’s child, she insisted him to marry her. Later, they came to India and Hardev introduced her to Anju and Meena at the airport.She alleged that the accused disappeared from Phagwara after hatching a conspiracy with four other accused, who were still at large. The SP said the police were investigating the matter.
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