Minor raped in Chandel district

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IMPHAL, Jan 30 (NNN): An 8-year-old girl who was home alone was allegedly raped and abandoned by a man on the bank of Chakpi River in Manipur’s Chandel district, but the identity of the accused is yet to be established, according to police. Police said the rape took place at Kangbung village on the night of January 20. Making a delayed report about the incident, the family of the victim lodged a complaint with Chakpikarong Police Station in connection with the incident on January 29, they said.

According to the complaint, Jessica (not real name) was raped by an unidentified man on the night of January 20. Jessica was staying at her grandmother’s house  when the incident occurred. She hails from a village under Chakpikarong Police Station.

She was home alone when the unknown man sexually assaulted her. All the family members were attending a picnic when the incident took place. The family left her unattended as she was sleeping in bed.

When they returned home, Jessica was found missing. Afterwards, she was found on the bank of Chakpi river near the house on that day at about 9:30 pm. The victim was sitting alone and crying on the river bank.

Police said investigations are on to nab the accused.

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