Ludhiana’s gym owner booked for raping woman, uploading photos
A gym owner has been convicted of raping a married woman after giving her sedative pills and injections in the gym and clicking obscene photos of her, police said on Sunday.
The accused, identified as Dharminder Kumar, aka Sunny Khubban, of Mohalla Hargobind Nagar, raped the victim for nearly six years, blackmailing her along with the photos. The accused had even demanded ??5 lakh from the victim, and when she refused to pay, he sent the obscene photos to his son and uploaded them to social media sites as well.
The 40-year-old said she joined the Jassian Road gymnasium in 2015 with the other women in the colony. She added that the accused started calling her at his other gym in Hargobind Nagar, claiming there were modern machines.
The woman said in her statement that the accused gave her an injection and also gave her pills to swallow. After she passed out, he raped her in the gym and also recorded videos and clicked photos of her. From then on, the accused raped her, extorted money from her and disclosed her photos on social networks.
Inspector Satwant Singh, who is investigating the case, said a case under sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67A of the Information Act and the technology had been registered. A hunt is on for the arrest of the accused, the cop said.