IMPHAL, November 6: A police personnel today deposed before the court of District and Session Judge/ Manipur East (Special Judge POCSO Manipur East) A Guneshwar as a prosecution witness of the Poumai Colony rape case.
It may be mentioned that on April 17, the accused S Ngoupuni alias Ngaopuni, 65 of Liyai Khullen staying at Paomai Colony had reportedly taken the 13-year-old girl to the Koirengei hillock and raped her there.
Following the incident, the Heingang Police had registered a case FIR no 30 (4) 2014 HNG PS U/S 376/420 IPC and Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012, following which a charge-sheet was submitted followed by special trial at the court since July 31.
A police personnel who is the prosecution witness No. 5 of the case today deposed before the court stating that he witnessed the Investigation Officer issue seizure memo and collect the seized items from the forensic expert.
He stated before the court that he had witness the IO of the case seize the garments of the victim with the help of a mobile team of the Forensic Science Laboratory.
During today’s hearing, the accused was represented by his advocate S Shyamcharan.
It may be mentioned that the accused was arrested on April 19, just two days after the incident and has been remanded to judicial custody ever since.