Sunny, owner of hotel Lovely, and its manager Avtar Singh also invited six to eight other men to rape the woman at the hotel, the woman alleged in her complaint to the Chandigarh Police.
The owner and manager of a hotel in Morni were arrested on Friday for allegedly gangraping a 21-year-old Manimajra woman in captivity for four days.
Sunny, owner of hotel Lovely, and its manager Avtar Singh also invited six to eight other men to rape the woman at the hotel, the woman alleged in her complaint to the Chandigarh Police said.
Narrating her tale of horror, the victim told the police that her husband was friends with Sunny. On July 15, she accompanied Sunny in a Maruti Alto after he offered her a housekeeping job paying Rs 11,000 per month.
“But on reaching the hotel, Avtar and Sunny held her captive, and the duo and other staff members took turns to rape her at night,” station house officer (SHO) Ranjit Singh said.
He added that the victim alleged that for the next three days Avtar and Sunny invited visitors at the hotel to rape her. The accused also smashed her mobile phone when she tried to make a distress call to her husband in Manimajra, police said.
Investigators said when the victim threatened Sunny of going to the police, he got her a bus ticket for Panchkula, and she was allowed to leave on the intervening night of July 18 and 19.
“On reaching Panchkula at night, the woman went to the civil hospital in Sector 6 for medical examination. There hospital staff told her to visit the Women Police Station in Sector 5, Panchkula. From there she was referred to the Manimajra police station,” Manimajra SHO Ranjit Singh said.
Acting on her complaint, Chandigarh Police registered a case of rape, and raided the hotel in the wee hours of Friday to arrest Sunny and Avtar. They were later produced before a court that sent them to judicial custody.The victim’s statement was also recorded before a magistrate on Friday.
A cop, privy to the investigation, said during stringent questioning, Avtar confessed to have raped the woman. But they were verifying the woman’s claims of being raped by eight to 10 men for four days.
The district and sessions court in Panchkula has sent them to 14-day judicial custody.
The story has been updated.