A 21-year-old woman was repeatedly raped by her boyfriend and his assistant at different locations in Tricity for several months, Mohali police said on Friday.
A manhunt has been launched to arrest the accused, Ravi Kumar and Deepak Kumar, both residents of Panchkula, who were arrested for rape at Dhakoli police station.
The woman, who is studying at a private college in Chandigarh, first approached the Chandigarh police, who filed a zero FIR and transferred the case to their counterparts in Mohali.
In her complaint, she said she came into contact with Ravi at a church in Sector 15, Panchkula. As their friendship turned into a romantic relationship, Ravi promised to marry her and introduce her to her mother who lives in the United States.
But uncomfortable with his physical advances, she refused to go to his house anymore, following which he began to blackmail her, the woman said.
She alleged that in April 2022, Ravi and his friend Deepak took her to a hotel in Zirakpur, where Ravi raped her and gave Deepak his phone number.
Afterwards, Deepak informed her that Ravi was involved with another woman and called her at a hotel in Manimajra on May 31 to show her evidence. When she met him there in a room, Deepak drugged her by mixing intoxicants in the juice and also raped her, she alleged.
He took photos and videos of her and threatened to post them online if she revealed the affair to anyone. Bogged down by his threats, the woman was afraid to report the matter to the police, but eventually filed a complaint, police said.
Following an investigation, the police registered a case under Section 376 (Rape) of the Indian Penal Code and endeavored to arrest the accused.