Traumatic accident with basketball player in Moga, Punjab, thrown from the roof of the stadium for protesting the rape


Chandigarh: In Punjab’s Moga district, an 18-year-old basketball player was allegedly raped by three youths and pushed from the terrace of the stadium, causing ‘fractures’ in several parts of the girl’s body. Police said on Thursday that the player has been admitted to a private hospital in Ludhiana. Injuries to both his legs and jaw are being treated there. He said the incident took place on August 12 and since then all the three accused are absconding.

According to the complaint lodged by the victim’s father, his daughter had gone to a stadium in Moga to practice. An accused named Jatin Kanda tried to rape the player in the stadium.

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When he resisted and tried to run away, Kanda allegedly pushed him from a height of about 25 feet after which he (the player) suffered serious injuries in several parts of the body.

A case has been registered against Kanda and his two accomplices under sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code. Moga Senior Superintendent of Police Gulneet Khurana said on Thursday that raids are on to trace the accused.

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Doctors treating the victim say that the basketball player has fractures in both legs and jaws. She has had surgery twice, but she is not fully conscious and is unable to speak. At the same time, the victim’s father alleges that the police delayed in registering the FIR in this case. He told that his daughter is badly injured and is not in a position to speak. Despite this, the police have recently recorded his statement.

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