- The abductor raped her at a farmhouse, released her next day
- Cops say the man is from the same village as her
- Incident happened in Punjab's Muktsar in March, no arrests despite FIR
On March 25, a 24-year-old woman was abducted from her place of work in Punjab's Muktsar by a man who is seen on CCTV footage dragging her in broad daylight across a street lined with shops, as she struggled trying to break free and shouted for help.
Vehicles drove past, but no one tried to help the woman, who has told the police that her abductor, clearly seen on video, raped her at a farmhouse, before releasing her next day.
The police registered a first information report or FIR only five days after the incident, and are yet to make an arrest in the case almost a month later.
On the video, recorded by a CCTV camera on a shop nearby, we see the woman's colleagues run out later.
The face of the man who kidnapped the woman can be seen in the footage.
Police say the man is from same village as the woman and knew her.
The man seen dragging the woman out of her office at a computer centre and on the street for nearly a hundred metres is absconding along with an alleged accomplice, the police have said.
The young Dalit woman and her father have met the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, which has summoned a top police officer from Muktsar to explain the delay in apprehending the accused.