IMPHAL, July 7: Public uproars against crimes against women and child including rape notwithstanding, there has been an upsurge in such crimes especially, rape in the state in recent times.
It may be mentioned that in another shocking incident, a 39 year old had allegedly raped his 12 year old niece during the night of July 1 at Tharoijam Maning Leikai under Patsoi police station, while his wife was away.
Another 11 year old girl, was allegedly raped by her own uncle on July 5 around 1pm at Phanung Mayai Leikai under Lamlai Police Station, Imphal East.
The accused has been identified as 50 year old Kangjam Loken (50), son of (L) Iboyai of Phaknung Mayai Leikai, a cousin brother of the victim’s father..
The father of the alleged victim girl speaking to media persons, said, the incident occurred on July 5.
He said, while his family was working at their paddy field, his daughter who is only a class V student had gone to her uncle’s residence for her younger brother.
However, taking advantage of the situation, Kangjam Loken raped her, he said.
The incident came to light only after a son of the accused informed the family over the phone that his father was sexually assaulting the 11 year old.
However, when they rushed to the accused’s home, Kangjam Loken had already fled the scene and remains absconding till today, he alleged.
The Phaknung Mayai Leikai locals also held a meeting at the locality regarding the alleged rape this morning and filed an FIR this morning with the Lamlai Police station.
The medical examination of the victim will be conducted tomorrow at the RIMS Forensic Science Department, informed a source.