IMPHAL, June 19: The chief judicial magistrate, Imphal West has remanded rape accused 65-year old Ngaopuni to judicial custody till July 3.
Ngaopunii, of Paomei Colony, Sangakpham had allegedly took the 13 year old girl, young enough to be his granddaughter to the Koirengei hillock and raped her on April 17, the day of voting for the Inner Parliamentary Constituency.
The accused was brought to the court under a heavy security provision including women police personnel from the Sajiwa Jail this morning.
Anticipating the accused’s court appearance, a large number of womenfolk, JAC members and kin had gathered outside the court premises, however only a select few were allowed to attend the hearing.
The accused will further be produced before the same court on July 3.