Under-aged girl allegedly raped at Thoubal, Manipur

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Manipur, IMPHAL, January 30: A minor girl belonging to the Scheduled Caste community of Kakching was allegedly seduced, kidnapped and raped in Thoubal district on January 25 and a FIR has been registered according to a press release of the North East Support Centre & Helpline, Manipur Branch.

The press statement has said that sources reaching North East Support Centre & Helpline has said that a 17 year old girl Ms Geeta (name changed) was kidnapped by a man, accompanied by three other men, in a red colour Maruti Van on January 25 at around 1:30pm from Kakching.

While she was coming from the market along with her younger brother, the men pulled her down from their vehicle and forcefully pushed her into the vehicle and they closed her mouth with some suspected substance following which she felt unconscious, it said.

“When she gained her consciousness, she found herself with a man named Prameshwor Singh (19) alone inside the Maruti van parked at an isolated place and she found she was bleeding  and soon realised that she had been raped by the man”, the statement alleged.

“Thereafter, she was taken to the house of the man. His family members forced her to accept that she eloped with her consent. Then his family members took to her back her home next day and she reported the matter to her mother and father”, it said.

It has further identified the accused as being the son of Yengkokpam Rameshwor Singh of Charangpat Mayai Leikai, Thoubal.

“A fact finding team, led by Madhu Chandra,spokesperson of North East Support Centre and Helpline and Rev N Debendra Singh, member of the Manipur Station Minorities Commission after hearing the report rushed to the victim. The fact-finding team went to Kakching police station to register FIR against the charges of kidnapping, seducing and raping a minor girl. Kakching police has registered a FIR against charges of kidnapping, seducing and raping a minor girl”, it said.

The father of the victim lamented to the fact finding team that the future of her daughter is shelter by the crime committed against his daughter and said “I want stringent punishment to the rapist and others involved in kidnapping her daughter” , the statement said.

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