Man held for raping minor, lawyers urged against representing accused

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IMPHAL, July 5: A man accused of repeatedly raping a minor has been arrested and a case filed against him, according to local meira paibis of Moirangkhom Loklaobung.

The accused identified as RK Achouba alias Tikendrajit son of (L) Herasana of Moirangkhom Makha Loklaobung is a close relative of the child.

Speaking to the media at the Manipur Press Club, the mother said the last incident of sexual abuse of the child occurred on June 6, 2014.

Local meira paibis while supporting the claim of the woman said the medical report of the five-year-old has confirmed repeated rape.

President of the local meira paibi association said the accused was arrested on June 6 through their initiative, and the medical test of the child was conducted the next day at the Forensic Science Department, RIMS.

However, we were waiting for the medical report to confirm the heinous act, she said.

On inquiry with the concern IO of the case, it has been found that the reports have confirmed repeated sexual abuse, she said.

Now that the crime has been confirmed, the association has decided to help the woman and her child, she said while appealing to the bar associations against representing or helping the accused.

Demanding a speedy trial of the case, she appealed for befitting punishment according to the law of the land.

The accused RK Achouba alias Tikendrajit is presently in judicial custody at Sajiwa Central Jail and will be produced before the court on July 11 under FIR 205(6)2014 imphal police station under section 6 of POSCO act 2012, she said.

The woman and her infant daughter were living at her husband’s home after her husband had left the two alone for another woman some two years back.

Taking advantage of the fact that her husband was not with her, the accused who is a close relative used to frequently beat them, she said.

Since the past few months, her daughter had been complaining of pains in her private parts, she lamented.

The woman who survives by taking up some odd jobs as a daily wage earner said on June 6 there was a marriage ceremony in their courtyard and taking advantage of the excitement in the house, the accused took the child in his room and committed the crime.

She said when she found her daughter behind their residence, she saw tale-tell signs of sexual abuse.

Realising the gravity of the situation, she called out her mother in law and asked the child what has happened to her at which the child pointed her finger at accused, she said.

However, the accused instead dragged them both by their hair from the house, she alleged before adding that hearing the commotion the other neighbours came to her rescue.

Soon she recounted her ordeal to the local meira paibis who had come to intervene, she said.

After a complaint was made by the meira paibis, the accused was arrested by a team of the Imphal Police the same day around 11.50pm she said and added her daughter was taken for medical check-up the next day.

 

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