LUDHIANA: Hoping to find a partner through a , a Bathinda-based woman ended up filing a case against a man who developed physical relation with her but did not keep his word on marriage.
The police arrested the man on Saturday.

On the complaint of 28-year-old woman, the police had registered a case against 30-year-old laboratory technician in a private hospital and his 60-year-old mother on Friday under Sections 376 (Rape) and 120-B (Criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

In her complaint to police, the woman claimed that her family was looking for a suitable match for her. Meanwhile, she met the accused through a matrimonial website in June. After talking for a while, both decided to inform their families about their marriage.

She added the accused made her talk to his mother over the phone and he talked to her mother. The families started talking frequently on video call and fixed their marriage.

The woman further claimed that on June 10, when she was going to Chandigarh via Ludhiana, the accused asked her to meet him. The accused came to Ludhiana bus stand to pick her up and took her to his house.

The mother of accused welcomed her and talked to her mother saying she wanted her to stay at their home for a day. The woman and her mother agreed to that. Later, the mother of accused went out. The woman accused that in the absence of his mother, the accused raped her. However, after that day the accused started ignoring her and later refused to marry her.

Thereafter the woman lodged a complaint on helpline number 181 on June 13 after which the matter reached the panchayat and it was decided that the accused will marry woman by August 13. Following this on July 22, she got engaged with the accused and date of October 9 was decided for the marriage. However, on August 6 the accused again refused to marry her.

Inspector Parveen Randev, SHO, said the police registered a case after receiving a complaint on Friday. On Saturday, the police have arrested the main accused and role of her mother is being verified.

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