Sirsa, Haryana: A person was arrested yesterday by a team of West Bengal police for allegedly confining a woman for about a year and repeatedly raping her during the period.
Krishan Lal was taken into custody by the WB police team, in cooperation with Sadar police station here, on the basis of a complaint filed by the woman's family member at Nadia police station in West Bengal, police said.
The victim, who was recovered from his residence, has supported the allegations, they said.
Lal was produced in a local court here that gave transit remand of the accused to the WB police, they said.
The family members of the victim have claimed that the woman was lured by someone in West Bengal and was later sold to Lal, they said.
The court was also told that she was carrying Lal's baby in her womb and it appeared to be a case of purchase of bride.
On the other hand, Krishan Lal's lawyer argued that her marriage with the accused was formalised with the consent of her family and they have photographs to prove it.
Story first published:
June 24, 2011 22:22 IST