Minor girl allegedly raped by neighbour

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IMPHAL Sept 7: A six-year old minor girl was allegedly raped by a 20-year-old man from her neighbourhood.

The victim Rita (name changed) is a resident of Achanbeigei Thongkhong. She was allegedly raped by one of her neighbours, Heisnam Lemba, 20, s/o H Mani on the night of September 3.

A press meet in the regard was held at Manipur Press Club today, mother of the victim, Ibetombi told reporters that she and her husband work odds and ends trying to feed their two children. Her husband Imo, who works as a mason, hardly stays home and she works around the neighborhood in the daytime.

On the night of September 3 at about 8.45 pm, Lemba was found by the victim’s mother in her daughter’s bed in a compromising position. She confronted with Lemba and the latter had apologized for his misdeed. She later rushed to the other neighbours and alerted them of the incident, she maintained that Lemba’s family repeatedly requested her and her husband not to go to the police and to keep things under wraps.

She filed an FIR to the Heingang police station yesterday. She said that her daughter has been examined at the RIMS forensic department today morning. The issue was also intimated to the children right organizations by the media persons.

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