IMPHAL, February 21: A 13-year-old student has been raped by a 63 year old neighbour at Thoubal Kiyam Litanpokpi on February 18, said AMSU Thoubal branch general secretary Kh Anandkumar Singh today during a press conference.
The incident took place around 11pm of February 18, he said, before adding that accused involved in the incident continue to abscond. Following a complaint from the father of the victim, a case has been registered with the Thoubal Police, he continued.
He said the heinous crime was committed by Md Muhi, 63 a retired employee of the electricity department.
The student leader further said that AMSU Thoubal District Committee considers the issue seriously and condemn it strongly.
Anandkumar further said that since the family members of the victim had urged the student body to look into the issue, the AMSU, Thoubal will be doing so.
He further appealed to all civil organisations of the state to cooperate and support the student body in its endeavour to bring justice in the case.
A family member of the girl said around 11pm, of February 18, the man had crept into the girl’s house when she had gone out to relieve herself.
After the girl returned, the man covered the girl’s mouth with a cloth and raped her, she added.
It is also learnt that the girl’s statement has been recorded by the police in the case.
Today’s press conference was also attended by AMSU, Thoubal District Committee president, volunteers, Thoubal College Students’ Union general secretary and family members of the girl.