On August 7, a Punjabi singer was allegedly raped by a Ludhiana based financier named Roshan Pala. A singer Raju Mann who was known to the victim has been arrested for conspiring with and helping the accused Roshan Pala, in the crime.
The police complaint was lodged on Thursday after which Pala is absconding. The crime reportedly took place at the financier's office in Ludhiana's Ghumar Mandi.
In her complaint, the victim has said that Mann had introduced her to Pala, with the promise that he would finance her videos. They had also performed at the birthday party of Pala a few days ago. As per the victim, she was taken to Pala's office by Raju who then left after making an excuse. The financier then raped her and threatened her of dire consequences if she opened up about this incident.
Division number 8 SHO inspector Jarnail Singh said a case has been registered under Section 376 (rape) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC. Police are on a lookout for Pala.