Boyfriend throws lover into river

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IMPHAL, May 21: A 16-year-old girl was thrown into a river after being beaten up by her boyfriend as they quarreled over elopement at Nongmaikhong Machin Umathel Thongkhong under Kumbi Police Station in Bishnupur district, police sources said here today.

The incident occurred around 10 pm yesterday when the girl named Sanasam Naotombi, daughter of S Manglemba, a resident of Wangoo Sabal in the district was allegedly raped by her boyfriend after promising elopement.

The accused, Ningthoujam Premkumar, 30, son of (L) Jayenta of Thanga Karang had relation with Naotombi sometime ago, but the victim did not notice Premkumar had eloped with another girl before they became lovers, according to the complaint lodged at the Kumbi Police Station by Naotombi.

She went out to meet Premkumar around 1 pm yesterday after the latter informed her through telephone, the complaint mentioned and said that Premkumar brought her to a place on the pretext of elopement, but raped her there.

The accused told her that they could not elope as he had eloped with another girl and as such Naotombi strongly protested against his remarks and told him she could not return home, resulting in a quarrel over Umathel Bridge near Nongmaikhong. As a hot argument was going on between the two Premkumar hit Naotombi with a big stone in a fit of rage even as he threw her into the river.

She cried out and struggled for her life in the river when local residents came to her rescue. They manhandled Premkumar and handed him over to the police, the report added.

A case has been registered with the Kumbi Police Station regarding the incident, police sources informed, adding that the duo was conducted medical examinations at Medicine Department, RIMS on Monday.

They were also produced before the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMIC), Court, Bishnupur and later the court remanded Premkumar to police custody for five days and two days for Naotombi, the sources said.

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